Fleishhacker Pool 1925-84

Unfinished History

Ocean Beach Aerial Nov 16, 1924 wnp27.3347.jpg

Fleishhacker Pool, aerial view, Nov. 16, 1924.

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Fleishhacker Pool circa 1928 wnp14.3822.jpg

Fleishhacker Pool aerial view c 1928.

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The area between the zoo, the ocean, and Fort Funston was once Fleishhacker Pool, a thousand-foot-long swimming pool; it was so big that lifeguards had to patrol the pool in boats. The 116,000 square feet of surface held 6.3 million gallons of chilly ocean water. Built in 1924, the pool gradually fell into disuse; in 1984, it was covered with earth.

Fleishhacker Pool c 1930 Aerial view of Fleishhacker pool and playground looking southeast. Mothers Building at far left. Breakers on Ocean Beach in foreground. Lake Merced upper right. wnp70.0495.jpg

Circa 1930 view over Ocean Beach, Fleishhacker Pool and playground looking southeast, with Lake Merced in upper right background, Mother's Building at far left.

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Fleishhacker Pool 1928 wnp4.1631.jpg

A part of the 116,000 square foot Fleishhacker Pool, 1928.

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Fleishhacker Pool Jun 22, 1929 wnp14.4433.jpg

Fleishhacker Pool, June 22, 1929.

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Fleishhacker Pool Jun 22, 1929 wnp14.4434.jpg

Fleishhacker Pool, June 22, 1929.

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Fleishhacker Pool Aug 1960 wnp25.4787.jpg

Fleishhacker Pool, August 1960.

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Fleishhacker Playground circa 1934 Mothers Bldg and wading pool wnp14.11465.jpg

Fleishhacker playground, c. 1934, wading pool in front of Mothers' Building.

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