Silver Springs Swimming Pool - Silver Springs Park, Springfield, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member blakelylaw580
N 37° 13.198 W 093° 16.675
15S E 475343 N 4119310
Quick Description: This modern pool complex has replaced the old worn out WPA pool which had been located in the park for over 50-years.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 9/23/2013 3:31:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ4TN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
Besides the standard swimming pool, the pool complex has a splash playground, complete with water buckets, flower showers, etc. Lifeguards are on duty whenever the pool is open. One really nice feature of the pool is a raised concrete divider between the splash and deeper end to prevent young ones from accidentally going too deep. The deep end has a slide and a 3-ft. diving board. There are no trees around the immediate pool area, but parts of the deck are covered with the types of awnings one finds in automobile dealerships.

The pool is also the home of the Miss Silver Springs pageant each August. The pageant has been in existence in the park since 1954. At that time, the pool and park existed for springfield's African-American community. The pageant was started to give young Black girls a chance to compete in a beauty pageant because they could not do so in the "regular" pageants.
Handicap Accessible: yes

Concession Stand: yes

Season: From: 6/1/2013 To: 8/11/2013

Daily Hours:
Thursday-Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.


Physical Addess:
Silver Springs Park
N. Hampton Ave.
Springfield, Missouri USA
65802


Web Address: [Web Link]

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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