Support Moores Park Pool

$785 of $50k goal

Raised by 24 people in 37 months
Emily Stevens   LANSING, MI

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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Update 4
35 months ago
Update 3
35 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!
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Update 1
37 months ago
Here is a picture of the new filters that were installed this year! It's a start to improving this 91 year old pool - but only a start. Please help us make sure this pool stays operational!
New Filters
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Coyne Harman
37 months ago

Have you seen the contest Coke and Subway are having to give 100,000 to a park? Here is the link: https://parks.livepositively.com/parks/subway/index.html

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Lois Seman
37 months ago

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

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Bethany Simmons
37 months ago

I hope we can keep this pool open

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$785 of $50k goal

Raised by 24 people in 37 months
Created June 14, 2013
BE
$50
Bethany Enright
25 months ago
KO
$100
Kriss Ostrom
25 months ago
TC
$25
Todd Culver
37 months ago
BK
$25
Brett Kaschinske
37 months ago
CC
$50
Chong-Anna Canfora
37 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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$25
Campbell/Walker Family
37 months ago
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$20
Cassandra Nelson
37 months ago
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$30
Jessica Yorko
37 months ago

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

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JC
$20
jen cousineau
37 months ago

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

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$10
Anonymous
37 months ago
Coyne Harman
37 months ago

Have you seen the contest Coke and Subway are having to give 100,000 to a park? Here is the link: https://parks.livepositively.com/parks/subway/index.html

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Lois Seman
37 months ago

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

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Bethany Simmons
37 months ago

I hope we can keep this pool open

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