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Public swimming pools have a long history in New Orleans. Beat the heat in public swimming pools City Park and Audubon Park both opened public swimming pools in the 1920s. City Park was first, in 1925, followed by the uptown park in 1928. So much of their stories is enmeshed with local politics and national cultural shifts. The City Park pool opened in 1924. The Times-Picayune wrote about the start of construction on 27-July-1924: The park commissioners announce that the pool will include beautiful buildings and equipment complete in every detail. It will be constructed between the famous deulling oaks,...
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