The City of Marshall and the Marshall Pool Committee are excited to invite the public to an open house and ribbon cutting of the new Marshall Community Pool. The open house is Saturday May 18, 2019 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm (CST) at 502 N. 2nd St, with the ribbon cutting to take place at 12:00pm. The pool was originally constructed in 1956 in order to improve the quality of life in the community and offer opportunities for recreational enrichment. The pool had been doing just that for over 3 generations. From toddler swimming lessons, competitive swimming on the swim team to adult lap swimming and fitness classes, from memorable days at the pool with friends to pool parties and family swim nights, the pool had been meeting the needs of all age groups. But after 60 years, the pool was tired and past the point of repair and closed permanently, with the summer of 2017 being its final year. The Pool Committee, formed by a group of people that were concerned about providing the community with a public pool, determined the needs and wants of a brand new facility and began planning in 2015. Fundraising began in 2016. After countless hours and months of meetings and fundraising, the City of Marshall and the pool committee agreed that a new pool could be built with $500,000 raised by the pool committee members, $500,000 matched by Mr. Gerald Forsythe, and the remainder funded by the City of Marshall. Demolition of the old pool began in April of 2018 and construction of the new pool began in the summer of 2018. Construction continued through the fall, winter, and spring, and now the City of Marshall is proud to show the public a brand new pool. The new pool features a large slide, a zero-depth entry with a connecting splash pad that includes several toddler attractions, a diving board, a climbing wall, and 6 competitive swim lanes. The pool will offer a full concession stand, swim lessons, both private and public, toddler time and water aerobics. Please join us at the Open House for this historic moment in Marshall at the Marshall Community Pool. Plan on touring the bath house, patios, and enjoying music, and light refreshments provided by Chick-FIL-A and Lisa’s Bakery. We won’t be swimming at this event because we are waiting to swim on OPENING DAY!!