In 1969, the Village of Shorewood purchased the eight-acre farm of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Post. The property, located just east of Swarthmore Court and north of University Avenue, was developed as a park and Community Center for Village residents. Part of this development was the construction of an Olympic sized 50-meter swimming pool. Since its opening in 1971, the pool has been an integral part of the Village recreation program.
In 1996-97, the pool was substantially remodeled and enlarged. Its mechanical systems were replaced, new gutters installed, a new wading pool and concession stand were built. In 2010, a modern surface was installed. The seamless PVC surface is much smoother than the traditional concrete and plaster and it has reduced the amount of seasonal maintenance needed. A bike path south of the Pool was completed in 2014. This improvement has improved safety of pedestrians, bikers and drivers in the neighborhood.
The Shorewood Hills swimming pool has proven to be one of the most popular and heavily-used facilities in the Village. For more information about Shorewood Hills Pool and the Village of Shorewood, see the links below.