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Fort Worth Flashback: Forest Park pool dates to 1922

Posted July 5, 2015

Pool Photo

The Forest Park swimming pool was built in 1922 for $35,000.

In 1966, work began on creating a 50-meter, Olympic-sized pool to replace the original circular pool. The new pool opened in 1967, nestled within the parameters of the original swimming pool.

The pool was closed in 2010 but reopened in 2013 after a fund-raising effort resulted in a pool refurbishment.

This late-1930s photograph shows the original swimming pool. Additional photographs of Fort Worth in the 1930s are available in the Fox Photograph Collection in the Fort Worth Public Library’s Digital Archives.

The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-392-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

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