About

Friends of the UNH Outdoor Pool (FUNHOP) is a community organization dedicated to the support and preservation of the historic outdoor pool in Durham, NH. We applaud the University of New Hampshire for maintaining this wonderful community resource since the late 1930’s and hope to provide the necessary community support, fundraising, and programming required to preserve and enhance the outdoor pool for decades more to come.

As a group, we live, work and raise our children in Durham, NH. Some of our founding members work for the University of New Hampshire, others for local businesses. What we all share is the gratitude for what the outdoor pool has brought our families, neighbors, and the UNH community summer after summer, year after year. Whether talking to an Oyster River graduate in their 40’s, a longtime Durham resident now retired or a new family with toddlers who have recently moved into town, the Durham Outdoor Pool will be the signal gathering place and focal point of many of their best Durham memories and discoveries.

As the University of New Hampshire actively manages and plans for the future of the pool, we hope to collaborate and support that process by gathering community input, assisting in the assessment of the condition of the pool, and encouraging our local town government to continue to work with UNH in a constructive and collaborative partnership. This historic and highly utilized gem should continue to be enjoyed for many years to come.

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