Iconic architecture and generations of summers spent cooling off in the above-ground pools located at South and Lowell are at risk:
In 2021, concerned neighbors first learned that Lowell and South Pools would not reopen alongside the four newer city pools. Those concerned neighbors formed the Friends of Boise Historic Pols group to champion for restoration and preservation of these two beloved neighborhood pools. Some neighbors joined the group because they missed the lap swim time, some joined because their children lost opportunities for swimming lessons and/or to participate in swim team. Some joined because they knew the history of Boise’s Bintz pools, and still others joined in the preservation effort because they missed evening swimming and gathering with neighbors. After a 14-year old boy started a petition to save the pools, nearly 2,000 Boiseans signed on, and Friends of Boise Historic Pools hopes to harness the power of community to make these watery icons accessible to all users, and re-open them for future generations to enjoy.
Want to join this Pool Preservation effort? Here are ways to help:
Follow the Friends of Boise Historic Pools facebook page.
Learn more with public outreach by local consultant Agnew::Beck
Read about Boise's 'Municipool' History, courtesy of the Boise City Department of Arts & History