In 1963, the Sullivan City Pool was built to expand outdoor recreation and provide a facility where all were welcomed to spend a care-free day in the hot summer sun. It became a place where children learned how to swim, where families could plan outings and birthday parties and where senior citizens could participate in water aerobic classes. After years of use, the pool began to show signs of its age. Cracks began to form in the concrete deck and the bathhouse became battered and worn. In 2018, it was decided upon to close the pool that served the community for 54 years, surpassing the original estimated lifespan of 25 years.
Today, the City of Sullivan is actively working towards bringing the Sullivan City pool a new life. With the hopes of opening in 2022, the new pool will once again be a spot to gather, have a bite to eat, swim with friends and loved ones and celebrate a historic scene in the community’s history.
Contributions to help replace the pool can be mailed to Sullivan City Pool Replacement Fund, c/o Sullivan County Community Foundation, PO Box 136, Sullivan, IN 47882 or by clicking Give Online.