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16th December
written by Richard

Eyeing the murky, dirt-bottom lily pond in front of the wood lath Botanical Building, the Navy suggested using the 195 x 43 foot basin for swimming and boating lessons.  Balboa Park’s governing Board of Park Commissioners–eager to please their military guests–“hastened to comply. . . ”  

The story of the Navy Swimming Pool in Balboa Park.

The lily pond in Balboa Park


  1. 05/01/2011

    Seriously? Wow. Incredible.

  2. […] San Diego Public Library. Rick Crawford, who supervises that department, wrote an article about the lily pond’s wartime sacrifice a couple of years […]

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