The Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Department invites the community to join in celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of the Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool on Wednesday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Community members will receive free entrance to the pool all day. For those interested in learning more about the history of the Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool join Grand Junction Mayor Anna Stout at 10:30 a.m. for special remarks. After the ceremony, free ice cream will be available to those in attendance.
The Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool was the first pool that opened in Grand Junction on June 8, 1922. The pool was built by community philanthropist William J. Moyer. Moyer and his wife, Ida Shantz Moyer, provided $25,000 for construction with the mandate that the pool provides free swim days for local youth, a tradition that is continued to this day. Free swim days are on Wednesdays and Saturdays for youth with a paying adult.
Throughout its 100-year history, the Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool has been enjoyed by thousands of Grand Valley residents. On average, there are 1,000 Learn to Swim registrants every summer and over the past 12 years, the pool has seen at least 75,000 guests. Additionally, the pool has hosted several premiere swim meets, including the Western Zone Championships.
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