New Prague Area Community Pool
NEWS! The outdoor pool will remain open during the 2018 season (barring any major repairs that may be needed during it's operation).
The outdoor pool is located at 401 Lexington Ave. S.
The new aquatics center is located at the CEC complex at 410 Central Ave. N.
History of the Outdoor Pool:
In the fall of 1983 a group of New Prague residents initiated a grassroots effort to fund an outdoor swimming pool. The City of New Prague provided a site on the north side of the baseball field just east of Memorial Park.
A fund drive began in February of 1984 that canvassed each home in ISD 721 seeking financial or in kind donations. The New Prague Area Community Pool, Inc. formed as a non profit entity and over three years $225,000 was collected with the pool opening in August of 1984.
It featured a kiddie pool, a swimming pool, bathhouse with showers, changing rooms, and a concession area.
In September of 1987 the corporation sold the pool facility to the City of New Prague for $1.00 and dissolved.
Today the operation is under a Joint Powers Agreement with ISD 721 and maintenance costs are the responsibility of the City.