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Janet J. Smith Oakland Community Pool

Haines City, FL

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For many years, 90-year-old Janet Smith has been advocating for a new community pool in the Oakland area of Haines City. Ever since the old pool shut down in 2012, she had insisted that a new pool be created. Smith had attended every city commission meeting asking city commissioners to consider directing funds towards the construction of a new pool. She had befriended many commissioners in hopes of their support.

The project was expedited quickly, breaking ground in March 2020 and completed in November 2020. That same year, the Janet J. Smith Oakland Community Pool was named in her honor. The new swimming pool was designed to enhance the quality of life for the community by providing a safe, well-maintained public space while strengthening the connection with the public. Both recreational swimming and structured lessons are offered at the facility to the public.

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Pool Type

Outdoor 25 Yard

SprayGround

Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Design Services

Status

Completed 2020

Architect

Hydro Solutions

Project Amenities

Aquatic features at this facility, designed and specified by Counsilman-Hunsaker, include:

3,350 sq. ft. Outdoor Recreation Pool

Zero Depth Entry

Three 25-yard Lap Lanes

Underwater Bench

Various Spray Features

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