Wildwood Pool

Wildwood Pool (HM19OQ)

Location: Radford, VA 24141
Country: United States of America

N 37° 8.058', W 80° 33.99'

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1929-1964

For thirty-six years a swimming pool provided Radford with water recreation at this location in Wildwood Park, to give a place "in which to avoid bad habits." The opening of the pool and a dance on Independence Day in 1929 attracted 10,000 people from Radford and surrounding area.

The pool was 200 feet long and for a while received its water described as "always cold" from Connley's Run. The complex also featured a bathhouse, concession stand, ticket booth and a parking area. The pool was filled in and closed in 1964. Portions of the west wall can be seen beyond this marker.
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HM NumberHM19OQ
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10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 2:50pm PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] TLCROSIER  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 538503 N 4109858
Decimal Degrees37.13430000, -80.56650000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 8.058', W 80° 33.99'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 8' 3.48" N, 80° 33' 59.40" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2200 Wildwood Park Dr, Radford VA 24141, US
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Very good condition. Hard plastic on a wooden base.

Nov 13, 2015 at 9:52am PST by tlcrosier

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