In the mood for Colman Pool? June 30th reopening gets closer

If this warm weather puts you in the mood for outdoor swimming, wondering when Colman Pool on the Lincoln Park shoreline will be open – here’s another reminder that it’ll be late this year, June 30th. The renovation work has been under way for 4 months now, and we just got two new photos today from Jim Edwards (thank you!), so we checked in with Seattle Parks project manager Garrett Farrell, to see where the project is at. He tells WSB that the last of the pool-wall sections were to be put in place today, and “we have already started pour-back of the pool decks, which will go much faster than the walls.” Now, it gets tricky, according to Farrell, as they work on “installing the pool-water piping in the tunnel that runs around the pool deck and connects to the walls as we work to pour the lid over the top of it, a few pieces at a time.”

Crews are also working to remove the existing plaster, he said, while prepping “every square
inch of the interior shell for a much needed new plaster liner.” That’s still a lot of work, he said, but they are on track for the expected opening date of June 30th. (To plan ahead, you can check out the schedule here.)

3 Replies to "In the mood for Colman Pool? June 30th reopening gets closer"

  • Mickey May 15, 2012 (9:32 pm)

    Oh please help this be open and glorious!

  • Carraig na Splinkeen May 16, 2012 (6:51 am)

    Love Colman, been swimming there every summer for over two decades. No place like it. I do hope they will fix the drains in the shower rooms, which have not worked well in a long, long time. Ankle deep shampoo (and goodness knows what else) water from all shower-takers is not how I like to end my swims there.

  • Alison May 17, 2012 (11:10 am)

    Love, love, love swimming at Colman. It’s something I look forward to every summer. Well, except when I was a kid and had to wake up at 4:30 in the morning to make it to practice by 6am! Can’t to see the improvements!

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