LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It took a while, but it’s happening.

What You Need To Know

  • Metro Louisville is rebuilding the Algonquin Park pool

  • The city will spend $20 million in American Rescue Plan funds to rebuild Algonquin and other city parks

  • Of that money, $9 million will go toward the Algonquin Park pool

  • Construction will begin soon and is expected to be complete by summer 2025

After years of failed funding attempts and half-hearted promises, Metro Louisville is investing millions of dollars to rebuild the Algonquin Park pool. 

Metro Council member Phillip Baker, District 6, helped make the announcement Tuesday, Feb. 6 as $20 million in American Rescue Plan funds will be used to rebuild Algonquin and other city parks. Of that money, $9 million will go toward rebuilding the Algonquin Park pool. 

“The pool that was built in 1968 will be no more, and you will have a state-of-the-art pool with all the amenities, from slides to lap lanes to everything that you would need in a neighborhood pool,” Baker said.

Metro Councilwoman Tammy Hawkins, District 1, has been one of the most vocal advocates for a major investment into Algonquin Park. Its pool was closed several summers ago. She said she worked endlessly with the city’s parks department to help make this a reality. 

The pool and pool house will be torn down in the coming weeks and rebuilt over the course of a year. The entire complex is expected to open prior to the 2025 summer season, providing an area of the city that’s been underserved by public recreation.

“It comes down to access,” Baker said. “When communities are disenfranchised year after year after year, we have to have these real conversations, so it’s time to invest … in our neighborhood.”

For now, the city is creating a plan to offer families in the neighborhood free passes and recreational opportunities at other city parks.