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Urbana Park Pool, Crystal Lake Park, Urbana, Illinois;
Urbana Park Pool, Crystal Lake Park, Urbana, Illinois;
Resource Typeimage
TitleUrbana Park Pool, Crystal Lake Park, Urbana, Illinois;
Coverage / Year1967
DescriptionCrystal Lake Pool, Urbana.
InterpretationAn estimated five thousand people were present for the dedication of the pool when it opened on July 29, 1927. It was then the third largest pool in the state. The 85' tower in the center was surrounded by diving platforms at the four and twelve foot high levels. At the top were floodlights which lighted the massive 250' X 150' oval swimming area at night. After fifty years of use, the pool was removed. A smaller, modern pool, built on the site by the Urbana Park District, opened in June 1980.
Lesson Plans / ThemesUrban Treasure Hunt
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorMiller, Patricia L.; Illinois Heritage Association;
SourceHistory in Postcards: Champaign, Urbana, and the University of Illinois. Willis C. Baker, Patricia L. Miller. Illinois Heritage Association, 1993.
Subject / KeywordsUrbana, Illinois; Buildings; Swimming pools
Collection PublisherIllinois Heritage Association
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource IdentifierIHA00186
CONTENTdm file name1400212372002_Image20.jpg
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