Astoria Park Pool diving pool info meeting is just around the corner


The diving pool area – note the concrete seating and the diving boards to the right

A while back, we learned that the defunct Astoria Pool diving pool was going to be turned into an outdoor amphitheater. On Wednesday, February 20 from 6:30-8:30pm, there will be an informational meeting with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. They’ll be sharing the schematic design for the proposed performance space.

The pool is a landmark, so that means that making any changes involve going through a long paperwork-robust process with the Landmarks Preservation Commission. It will be interesting to see these designs and see where everything is at. We bet the three tiered diving board will stay.

The meeting will take place at the Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd (GMAP). All are welcome.

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  • I was born and raised in L.I.C. (23rd St. and 44th Drive) I frequented Astoria pool every summer. I used to make it a point to dive off the ten meter platfoem at least once a year. There was a time when those platforms were closed to the public, but I always found a way to clime up, and get the attention of everyone there. Of course I would climax my shenannegans with a swan dive from the top tier. I would swim down to the bottom of the pool, then along the bottom up to underneath one of th 1 meter boards, and the lifeguards seldom cought me. Great fun. I am so sad that they have closed the diving pool. I would love to dive off that 10 meter platform, just one more tim. (I am now 79 years old.0 I could tell many stories about L.I.C., and Astoria.