- Associated Press - Thursday, March 20, 2014

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - The University of New Hampshire has released plans for its new $4.4 million outdoor swimming pool proposal, as some Durham residents still lobby to save the existing, 76-year-old pool that opened under the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Foster’s Daily Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/NwHxZe) Doug Bencks, director of campus planning, told a joint Durham-UNH pool working group on Wednesday the university is planning a 14,000- to 16,000-square-foot pool. It would have separate spaces for wading, laps and diving. It would be built atop the existing 42,000-square-foot pool, which doesn’t meet modern standards.

Group member Marjorie Wolfson said it’s clear that saving the existing pool is unrealistic.

Some residents are still pushing to save the old pool, which opened in 1938 as a Works Progress Administration project.

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Information from: Foster’s Daily Democrat, https://www.fosters.com


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