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E.L. Johnson Memorial Pool - Plains, MT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 47° 27.405 W 114° 53.129
11T E 659379 N 5258090
Quick Description: This swimming pool is one of the handful of facilities available in the E.L. Johnson Pool Park. It is dedicated to an active and long time member of the community.
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 11/23/2014 1:45:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMMYD1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
Home to the Plains Piranhas Swim Team, this is a six lane, 25 metre outdoor pool. It was built, mostly through charitable donations, over 30 years ago, in the early 1980s, after three local boys drowned while swimming in the Clark Fork River. In 2011 the pool faced a crisis when facing closure due to lack of funds for a new sand filter. After failing to win funds in the "We Hear You America" contest sponsored by Readers Digest, they managed to raise over $70,000 (must have been some fancy sand filter) through private and commercial donations and the pool remained open, even receiving a new coat of paint that year.

The pool is the centrepiece of the E.L. Johnson Pool Park on Oak Street, occupying a full city block between Willis and Boyer Streets. Other facilities include tennis courts, skateboard park, playground, wading pool and a basketball court.


Handicap Accessible: yes

Season: From: 5/1/2014 To: 9/30/2014

Daily Hours:
8 AM to 9 PM

Physical Addess:
Oak Street at Willis Street
Plains, MT USA

Web Address: [Web Link]

Concession Stand: Not Listed

Admission Price: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
We just want to know that you had fun. Take a picture of something interesting at the pool, a water slide, diving boards, you and some friends having fun in the water. whatever you want. Just let us know you were there.
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