Outdoor Municipal Pool

Dennis Shine Memorial Pool

Weston & Sampson’s team of designers used the prototype developed for the Manning Memorial Pool site in Brockton and customized it to the pool at Vernon Hill Park in Worcester, Massachusetts. First, diving boards were removed, due to safety concerns, and replaced with a water slide, which allowed for a reduction in the depth of the "deep end" from 12.5 feet to 5.5 feet. Pool stairs that once descended into the "shallow end" were completely removed and replaced with a zero-depth entry, ground-mounted and overhead water spray elements, and a wading pool. This new design provides a multi-generational facility for residents of all ages to enjoy swimming and water play.


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