Millman Announces That the DD Pool Has Been Saved for the Summer!

June 25, 2010
Brooklyn – Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman is pleased to announce that the Douglass-Degraw Pool will be open for summer beginning Tuesday, June 29th. After the community and local elected officials rallied to protest the City’s plans to shutter the beloved pool, the City responded by abandoning budget cuts that would have closed the facility. The Douglass-Degraw Pool is located in Thomas Greene Park in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn and serves a diverse population, including nearly 3,500 residents at the nearby Gowanus Houses, Wyckoff Gardens and Warren Street housing developments. The facility is also the nearest public pool for residents of Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Park Slope.

“I thank all those that joined together to urge the city to keep our Douglass-Degraw Pool open this summer,” said Millman. “Together our voices were strong enough to save this vital community resource. Now, countless children and their families will be able to cool off this summer. In these challenging economic times, it’s more important than ever for families to have affordable recreational options.”

The immediate neighborhood has been hit with proposals to slash funding for three day care centers, a senior center, a child health clinic, an after-school program as well as public library services. Assemblywoman Millman has urged Mayor Bloomberg to avert these disastrous budget cuts that threaten to seriously impact the residents of the 52nd Assembly District.