Jun 29, 2011

Longacre Pool

Me at Longacre Park, Indianapolis.

The year was 1973.

I can't say we went swimming there though. It was more like wading or bobbing.

We took plenty of swimming lesson there but I didn't learn to really swim until middle school.


I do remember the water slide they had and it seems like they also had some sort of barrel bolted under the water. Kids would try to stand on it and it would spin or they would swim under it.
I am sure nothing like that would ever be allowed in a pool today.

Wimps.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the longacre pics ,great memories !

America's Best said...

I think about this sometimes almost every summer. When I went there as a kid, I thought it was too big to see it all. I don't think anybody could afford to have something like this now because you would have to go to some kinda theme park like Waterworld in Texas. Something like this would just be too much to maintain these days without major funding. The economy had to be better then, or just things in general..

Longacre lover said...
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Anonymous said...

There is a very similar pool that is still operating in Indianapolis.
It is "the Rivi" or the Riviera Club which is located near 49th and Illinois.

It was built in 1933 and has almost 1.5 million gallons of water.

Anonymous said...

The website for the "Rivi" is rivi.org