Parramatta War Memorial Pool closes on March 31

From the archives: Diving action at Parramatta War Memorial Pool in 1991. Picture: Steven Siewert/Fairfax Media
From the archives: Diving action at Parramatta War Memorial Pool in 1991. Picture: Steven Siewert/Fairfax Media

It’s been a Parramatta institution that’s hosted thousands of swim, water polo and diving carnivals and cooled off locals on hot summer days for almost six decades.

Flashback: Vyninka Arlon, Jenny Donnet, Jodie Rogers and Dean Pullar at an international diving meet at Parramatta War Memorial Pool in January 1992. Picture: Alexander James Towle/Fairfax Media

Flashback: Vyninka Arlon, Jenny Donnet, Jodie Rogers and Dean Pullar at an international diving meet at Parramatta War Memorial Pool in January 1992. Picture: Alexander James Towle/Fairfax Media

Friday will be the last day for Parramatta War Memorial Pool before it’s demolished to make way for the controversial stadium redevelopment.

People are invited to come down to the pool on Friday night, 6-8pm to say goodbye. 

Pool entry this Friday is free.

Meanwhile, planning for a new pool in Parramatta continues. 

Many editions of the Sun have been dominated by pool coverage and the desperate community fight to save the much loved facility in the 13 months since the state government first announced its plans to demolish and relocate pool.

Here’s a look back of the last year.

February 2016: http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/3741711/rally-makes-a-splash/

April: http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/3833515/in-the-deep-end/

June: http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/3955895/this-is-our-pool/

http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/3961094/swimming-club-awaits-its-pool-fate/

July: http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/4013831/opinion-public-pools-need-our-support-to-survive/

August: http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/4100953/its-not-just-any-pool/

September: http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/4135599/war-of-words-over-pool/

http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/4194135/pool-plan-tees-off/

November: http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/4285875/minister-in-hot-water-over-pool-comments/

December: http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/4349571/photosvideo-parra-matters-rally-makes-a-splash/

February 2017: http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/4468829/pool-free-zone/

March: http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/4496583/geoff-says-sorry/

http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/4543744/look-back-on-our-pool/

http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/4562406/final-laps-to-go/

http://www.parramattasun.com.au/story/4559864/opinion-the-parramatta-community-deserves-better/