1936-built pool reopens in Shawnee

City officials say this could be the last swimming season for the pool as it looks now.
BY VALLERY BROWN vbrown@opubco.com Modified: July 27, 2012 at 6:15 pm •  Published: July 28, 2012

— This could be the last season for the city's iconic municipal swimming pool in Woodland Veterans Park. Recently a pipe burst at the pool, spilling sand and debris in the water and prompting its closure for repairs. The pool reopened on July 20.

The last day of the swimming season is Aug. 7. This isn't the first problem for the pool built in 1936. James Bryce, Shawnee's director of operations, said city officials are gathering information to redesign the pool, which is in need of repairs and other updates.

“So many people in Shawnee grew up with this pool,” he said.


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