QUAKERTOWN COMMUNITY POOL CLOSED 2021 SEASON FOR RENOVATIONS
For 63 years, families in the Quakertown area have grown up playing and building memories at the Boroughs beloved Quakertown Community Pool. Unfortunately, the Pool has officially closed on its useful lifespan and is no longer fit for operation. As of December 18th, 2020, the Borough has decided to officially close the Pool through 2021. During that time, the existing pool will be demolished, and a new pool will be designed and installed. The Quakertown Community Pool will reopen on Memorial Day 2022 to celebrate its 65 Years in the Community.
The Quakertown Community Pool was built in 1957. In 2004 the facility was updated using the existing pool walls and floors. During the summer of 2020, the Pool Maintenance staff found a large rip in the pool liner which was causing the pool to lose 2 inches of water a day. Unfortunately, this rip along with other mechanical issues are unrepairable.
The Parks and Recreation Department is finalizing the details of a new $3 million Pool Facility, which is scheduled to be completed by May 2022. The new pool may include a program pool for swim lessons, a diving well, rock wall, lazy river, slide, and splash pad. The facility may also include updated locker rooms, guard rooms, concession stand, and an expanded second floor for Parks and Recreation Programming and space for the K.I.D.S. Camp Program.
While it is sad to see the community Pool closed for the 2021 summer, the Borough looks forward to introducing the community to a new community pool that will have a longer lifespan so community members can make lasting memories.
The Quakertown Pool renovation project is part of the Boroughs revitalization plan to invest in the Borough and its parks to provide long term recreation opportunities for its residents. Other projects include the Park at 4th, known as the Univest Performance Center, which was completed in 2015, the new Free Fall Action Park and Skate Rink, which will open in Spring 2021, and the new Memorial Park Playground which will open in Summer 2021. The completion of these projects will offer new and exciting recreational opportunities for the Quakertown area.