Swimming pool crawl in Chicago

As the Chicago Riverwalk expands, so does my excitement for this project. I already greatly enjoy walking the Riverwalk from Michigan Avenue to State Street many nights.

Now Chicago is planning on expanding the Riverwalk past State Street. A zero-surface swimming pool is one of the attractions between LaSalle to Wells. Right now they are calling it the “Swimming Hole.” It’s exciting to see downtown Chicago gaining more public swimming pools.

I can picture families hitting up the Millennium Park Crown Fountain:

crown fountain summer

(photo by suttonhoo, creative commons)

Then heading over to the Swimming Hole by the Chicago River.

Swimming Hole by the Chicago River

(The Swimming Hole: mockup by Chicago Department of Transportation)

Then over to Navy Pier and their planned swimming pool.

Navy Pier and their planned swimming pool

(mockup by James Corner Field Operations for Navy Pier Vision)

And then finally to the Ohio Street beach.

I Remember Ohio Street Beach in Summer 2012

(photo by Chicago Man, creative commons)

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Sarah Renee
9 years ago

Sign me up for the Chicago swimming pool crawl! :-}

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