Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

Remodeled Hollywood Public Pool Has New Spiral Slide, '50s-Style Pool House

hwpool7.jpg
The Hollywood Rec Pool (Photo by Tom Bonner, courtesy of Frank R. Webb Architects, Inc.)
LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

Since the summer heat shows no sign of relenting, a newly reopened public pool in Hollywood sounds like a great way to cool down.

This week, the pool at the Hollywood Rec Center reopened after a serious remodel, including cool new features like a spiral slide and a sweet 1950s-style pool house. Under construction since the fall of 2013, the 9,575-square-foot community pool also now features a diving board, swimming lanes and a splash zone for the little ones. Along the sides of the pool they've added bleachers covered by shade structures so you can chill out when you're not swimming. The new pool house—designed by Frank R. Webb Architects, Inc.—offers bright and breezy changing rooms, a bag-check, and a cool, retro-style zig-zag roof.

5b29cfba0161a1000dd62ba2-original.jpg


Whoa, testing out the diving board (via Facebook)

Support for LAist comes from
5b29cfbb0161a1000dd62ba7-original.jpg


A view from the slide (Photo by Tom Bonner, courtesy of Frank R. Webb Architects, Inc.)
To kick off the opening of the pool, local Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, tested out the diving board by taking a graceful dive into the pool—while fully clothed. Though it may have been a publicity stunt, O'Farrell's dive definitely made us want to go for a swim at the Rec Center as soon as possible. Check out a video of the dive and more photos of the pool below:

5b29cfbb0161a1000dd62bac-original.jpg


The slide! (via Facebook)

Support for LAist comes from
5b29cfbc0161a1000dd62baf-original.jpg


The exterior of the pool house (Photo by Tom Bonner, courtesy of Frank R. Webb Architects, Inc.)

5b29cfbd0161a1000dd62bb5-original.jpg


Dive in! (via Facebook)
h/t: Curbed LA