Support Moores Park Pool

 
Raised: $635.00
Goal: $50,000.00
 
 
 

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Emily Stevens

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Help support this historic landmark in the City! This pool has been with 91 years now! I am the Manager of Leisure Services for the City of Lansing Parks and Recreation Department. Any... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Emily Stevens 8 months ago

Here is a link to the event:
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Updated posted by Emily Stevens 8 months ago

We have had a great summer at Moores Pool! Thank you so much for your support. We would like to invite you all out to our last swim of the summer on Monday, August 19th from 6-8pm. We will be hosting an open house where you can swim, check out the new and old things in the pool and enjoy a little ice cream. Hope you can make it out!

 
 
 

Updated posted by Emily Stevens 10 months ago

Check out the story WILX did on Moores Pool: http://www.wilx.com/topstories/headlines/Local-Historic-Pool-Faces-Funding-Challenges-212246481.html

 
 
 
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Created by Emily Stevens on June 14, 2013

Help support this historic landmark in the City! This pool has been with 91 years now!

I am the Manager of Leisure Services for the City of Lansing Parks and Recreation Department. Any funds raised here will go directly to the cost of up keep and maintenence of this historic pool. If you have questions or would like more info, feel free to call or email me - you can find my contact info here:
http://www.lansingmi.gov/parks/contact_us.jsp

Read more about this great assest:
The J. H. Moores Memorial Natatorium is located in Moores Park in Lansing near the bank of the Grand River. The pool is an ellipsoidal-plan, above-ground structure with pumphouse, showers, and locker rooms located along the periphery of the pool wall. The pool is constructed of reinforced concrete and has a rubble-stone facade. The structure contains two levels: an upper level formed by the deck which surrounds the pool itself and a lower level comprising the interior space beneath the pool deck. The outer wall of the structure is faced with unsplit stone.

The J. H. Moores Memorial Natatorium is significant as the prototype of the "Bintz Pool" designed and patented by Wesley Bintz. The pool is also significant for its association with J. Henry Moores, a wealthy Michigan lumberman and philanthropist who played a vital role in the development of Lansing's public park system. Wesley Bintz was the City Engineer at the time the pool was commissioned in 1923. He resigned in the same year to devote his career exclusively to swimming pool designs. The Moores Park Pool is the prototype of what became known as the "Bintz Pool," an ovoid, entirely above ground structure containing lockers, showers, pumping and filtering equipment below the deck. The type found wide acceptance across the United States and hundreds were built in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. The structure was sensitively upgraded in 1980 by the City of Lansing.

Moores Pool has FREE open swim from 12-4 and 5-7 seven days a week, begining June 17th and running until August 17th. With an aging pool comes a lot of maintenence and repairs - please help us keep this icon running for Lansing!









 
 
 
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posted by Coyne Harman 10 months ago

Help save Lansing's historic, beautiful, Moore's Park Pool!

posted by Lois Seman 10 months ago

I hope we can keep this pool open

posted by Bethany Simmons 10 months ago

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Recent Donations (22)

$635 raised by 22 people in 10 months.

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Todd Culver

9 months ago

 
 

$25.00

Brett Kaschinske

10 months ago

 
 

$50.00

Chong-Anna Canfora

10 months ago

 
 

Moores Park Pool is a historical gem and a community asset. Thank you, Emily, for your efforts to help our neighborhood keep it open.

 

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Campbell/Walker Family

10 months ago

 
 

$20.00

Cassandra Nelson

10 months ago

 
 

$30.00

Jessica Yorko

10 months ago

 
 

Great idea to have this page to donate on!!!

 

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jen cousineau

10 months ago

 
 

this a great asset to our community let's work to save it for future generations to enjoy :)

 

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Anonymous

10 months ago

 

$50.00

Deana Ashby

10 months ago

 
 

$20.00

sue meldrum

10 months ago

 
 

It's wonderful activity for children and adults. Keep it open.

 

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