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.
In the summer of 2022, the City of Sullivan successfully reopened the revitalized Sullivan City Pool thanks to immense community support. This historic location is now once again a spot to gather, swim with friends and family, have a bite to eat, and more. With the reopening of the Sullivan City Pool, funds are continuously collected to help support the pool’s long-term maintenance, events and sustainability to ensure the pool’s longevity within the City of Sullivan.
Contributions for maintaining the pool can be mailed to Sullivan City Pool Replacement Fund, c/o Sullivan County Community Foundation, 200 South 8th Street Terre Haute, IN 47807 or by clicking Give Online.