Chester, Illinois - Home of Popeye

Memorial Swimming Pool

AS OF JUNE 30, 2014 THE CHESTER POOL IS CLOSED.  The pool was built in 1939 as part of a Works Progress Administration (WPA) public works program to create employment during the Great Depression.   It was completed in 1941 and opened in May of 1942 and in operation for 72 years.    Through the years the pool had undergone several renovations but the pool needed extensive renovations to bring it up to code and ADA compliant.  With the decreasing number of visitors and increasing renovations needing done, sadly the decision was made to close the pool indefinitely.

Recreation Director:  Patti Carter –  (618) 826-1430  (office)


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