Have you ever heard of the County Fair Swim Club? What is it? Where is it?
The County Fair Swim Club is a non-profit, private neighborhood pool at 2119 Maple Lane, here in Lawrence. That’s south of 19th, east of Haskell and west of Harper, at Maple Lane and Clare Rd, near Kennedy School. Being south of 15th, the County Fair Swim Club isn’t in East Lawrence proper, but they’re good neighbors just bursting with Eastside Pride and community spirit.
The pool was donated to the neighborhood in the 1960s and has been maintained and facilitated by parents and volunteers ever since. Only charging $2 per person for all day swim, and often permitting free admittance to any child in need, the pool is funded almost entirely by donations.
The County Fair Swim Club features a baby pool and a large pool grading from 3 to 9 feet, with a diving board. The pool is open from 1pm to 8pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and lifeguards are on duty all day.
Perhaps you and yours will want to check out the County Fair Swim Club pool this summer. In the meantime, consider supporting some of their fundraising efforts.
- May 2nd, 8am Multi-family Rummage Sale at Kennedy Elementary in the open parking lot facing the fairgrounds on Harper St. Contact us through the website if you wish to donate any gently used items. 100% of proceeds go to support CFSC.
- May 16th, All evening Silent Auction at the Slow-ride Roadhouse. Items donated for this year’s event include local made goods & jewelry, deluxe gift baskets, KU memorabilia, tuxedo rentals, Moroccanoil gift sets, BBQ grills and much more!
- June 6th, Registration starts at 11am/ride starts at 1pm at Slowride Roadhouse RIDE FOR THE EASTSIDE- Poker Run & 50/50 Raffle $25 per rider/ $30 day of ride. All hot rods and motorcycles welcome. Must be present to win!
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