Local residents and officials will gather before the opening of the "Double D" pool to demand that the city keep the pool open and operating during the upcoming cleanup of the Gowanus Canal.

According to Friends of Douglass/Greene Park, "the proposed federal Gowanus Canal Superfund Clean-up Plan recently put the Double D Pool in its sights as a site for housing a raw sewage tank beneath its cooling waters. A forthcoming New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) cleanup plan may also put the Pool at risk. But no one is discussing a specific time frame with the community regarding the potential closure — or length of closure — of the Double D pool."