Monday, August 04, 2008

Municipal Pool

In my youth, I loved to go swimming at Municipal Pool, near Riverside Park. It was a huge swimming pool, with several diving boards (high and low) - and two early day water slides. They were so much fun, one was straight, and the other had a few bumps to it. They had water running down them to add to the sliding fun. They were just slides like you would see at a park, the metal kind - but at the end - you splashed into the pool.

Now - Wichita, has many public pools scattered throughout the city. Smaller pools, for neighborhoods to have easy access to.

This is a photo of a commemorative plaque about the wonderful old swimming pool, that was so much fun. I remember it having a chain link fence that sectioned it off from the diving area. Some would dive off the board, and swim under water - and under the chainlink fence ending up up in the swimming area. Those were the days!


Wanda said...

That is one cool plaque.
Childhood memories like that are so special.

Moonshadow said...

I don't ever remember getting to swim at the municipal pool, I remember seeing it as we were on our way to somewhere else though. The pool I remember swimming in was the one at Joyland. It had a nice tall water slide.

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

could be a canedian sign , the Maple leaf? Very nice great photo!