Jackie Robinson Park and Pool - Photo #24 - Historic pool photos by WPA Federal Art Project

Photo:  Sid Grossman, WPA Federal Art Project, 1939.
Diving pool at Colonial Play Center, with the bandshell and dance terrace beyond the wall, and the steep slope up to Edgecombe Avenue on the left. During the New Deal there were free swimming lessons here, and at all the New Deal pools, and as a result the number drownings per year went way down. Besides lessons, there were also annual swimming and diving competitions.