North Park Pool Preservation Efforts

The North Park Pool opened on July 5, 1937. At the time it opened, it was thought to be the largest pool in the United States. Not only does the pool carry historical significance, but it continues to be a critical component to the quality of life in our community. That’s why we are working to ensure North Park Pool maintains the family-friendly atmosphere that has made it a staple in the community for 81 years.

Rep. Mike Turzai's office has been working closely with Andrew Baechle, the Director of County Parks for Allegheny County to identify needed improvements to ensure this family-friendly atmosphere. Together, we met with Wade Associates, who completed an assessment of the pool facilities, and began identifying funding sources to help complete necessary upgrades.

In 2017 we secured a $350,000 grant for:

• New family-oriented changing rooms

• A new shade structures throughout the pool area

• A new chain linked security fence

• ADA accessible improvements pool/bathhouse

We are currently working to secure another grant that will help complete these upgrades and restore bleachers at the pool that have fallen into disrepair over time. These repairs will preserve the historic and architectural integrity of the facility.

Bleachers in need of repair
A shot of North Park Pool being well-utilized in years past

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