Is there interest in a pool in Church Hill?

07/12/2014 9:46 AM by

By Tom Oristan

With the summer heat upon us, I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of a Church Hill community pool. I figure CHPN would be a great way to get an informal sense of the interest in bringing a pool back to Church Hill.

There is some timeliness here which warrants the discussion:

  1. it’s frickin hot.
  2. The Anirav Pool (a great pool of which many Church Hillians have been members) will not open this summer due to needed repairs.
  3. There are more and more families with kids in Church Hill and every great neighborhood has a pool.

If there is interest, I was thinking of putting together a team from the neighborhood to look into it further.

So – what do people think?

  • Should Church Hill have a pool?
  • If so, where would you like to see a pool?
  • If not, why, and what pool do you already use?
  • Lastly, does anybody know why Chimbo pool ultimately closed?

Thanks, and let me know if you’d be interested in helping me think through it some more (

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PHOTO: Randolph Community Pool (1974) via the Valentine Richmond History Center (Richmond Newspapers, Inc.; Gormus, P.A., Jr.)

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