UNT: The First 50 Years : Outdoor Swimming Pool (1926-1986)

The college’s outdoor swimming pool was completed in 1926 as part of Eagle Park, a recreation area that also featured an archery range, tennis, basketball and croquet courts, a miniature golf course, and a practice football field. The pool was filled with artesian spring water until a water purification system was installed in 1956. The pool closed in 1986 when the repairs required by the Texas Department of Public Health proved to be cost prohibitive. The Eagle Student Services Center (1997) now occupies the pool’s former site.