“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Radford, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Wildwood Pool


Wildwood Pool Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Waldon, July 26, 2013
1. Wildwood Pool Marker
Inscription. For thirty-six years a swimming pool provided Radford with water recreation at this location in Wildwood Park, to give a place "in which to avoid bad habits." The opening of the pool and a dance on Independence Day in 1929 attracted 10,000 people from Radford and surrounding area.

The pool was 200 feet long and for a while received its water described as "always cold" from Connley's Run. The complex also featured a bathhouse, concession stand, ticket booth and a parking area. The pool was filled in and closed in 1964. Portions of the west wall can be seen beyond this marker.
Location. 37° 8.058′ N, 80° 33.99′ W. Marker is in Radford, Virginia. Marker is on Wildwood Park Drive 0.3 miles south of East Main Street (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is in Wildwood Park. Wildwood Park Drive is open only to public bike and foot traffic. Marker is in this post office area: Radford VA 24141, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Connelly's Run (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Starnes (approx. ¼ mile away); Montgomery County / Pulaski County (approx. 0.7 miles away); The New River (approx. 0.7 miles away); New River Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away); Lovely Mount Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Radford (approx. one mile away); Lovely Mount Tavern (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Radford.
Also see . . .  Wildwood Park. (Submitted on July 30, 2013.)
Categories. Man-Made Features
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2013, by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 38 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 29, 2013, by Mike Waldon of Lafayette, Louisiana. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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