14 Dec '11, 5pm

An Abandoned Pool in Queens Will Become a Unique Outdoor Theater

An Abandoned Pool in Queens Will Become a Unique Outdoor Theater

© Office of Council Member Peter F. Vallone Jr. For nearly 30 years, the dive pool at Astoria Park in Queens, New York has sat empty and unused. Once used as a training ground for aspiring Olympians, it is now an eyesore, while the adjacent swimming pool, the oldest and largest in New York City, is as popular as ever. But thanks to Council Member Peter F. Vallone Jr. and Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, the diving pool is set to be transformed into a one of a kind outdoor theater. The pool will be filled with concrete and debris and the small diving boards will be removed. Seating areas and a perimeter walkway will be installed, along with a tent canopy for the bleachers. The triple diving board will remain in place. $1 million has been allocated for the project. ericskiff /CC BY 2.0 The Astoria Park pool is still in use today. The result will be an outdoor p...

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