Pool on Seven to Save

We’re very happy to announce that the UNH Outdoor Pool has been included on the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance’s 2013 Seven to Save List, an annual listing of New Hampshire’s most endangered historic landmarks. For more information and to view the list, visit http://www.nhpreservation.org/news-a-events/signature-events/seven-to-save.html


Planning Board Discussion

Hear what Town Administrator Todd Selig and the Planning Board had to say about the pool at last night’s meeting. The presentation and discussion start at around 9:34 (jump to 2:27 in the video).


Stay Tuned!

The pool may be closed for the season, but our work is just beginning. The next few weeks and months will be crucial in determining the fate of our beloved pool. Keep your eye out for future FUNHOP events, and of course, the public forum. Until then, keep those lawn signs up, keep those letters going, and keep telling people why the pool is important to you. On Tuesday, September 10th (rain date September 12th), the university will hold its annual U-Day community picnic in front of Thompson Hall from 3:30 until 6:30. Traditionally, this has been a great family-friendly event with free food and children’s entertainment. Please consider attending this event, and wear your “Preserve the Pool” shirt if you have one. There has been an overwhelming amount of community support over the summer, and let’s keep it going strong into the fall!

Happy Birthday to the Pool! Party on August 21



Happy Birthday to you….. Happy Birthday to you…





August 21 (raindate 22nd)

Join us for birthday cake and fun cheer to celebrate the UNH Outdoor Pool’s 75th birthday.

~   Gather at 4:00 ~  Cake cutting at 4:30  ~

~ T-shirts and signs will be available ~


If you would like to attend but don’t have a pool pass, let us know (waldennh@gmail.com) and put “pool pass” in the subject line.

Also, visit our website: https://funhop.wordpress.com



Second FUNHOP meeting tonight, August 15 in the library!

Hi everyone!

Tonight at 7:00 pm we will meet to discuss progress so far, to plan upcoming events, and to share new and creative ideas to preserve and improve our beloved UNH outdoor pool.

On the second floor of the Durham library we will also have a room for children to gather and write letters, and then to watch the movie Bedtime Stories. So bring your kids!!

If you can help with the children’s portion, let us know! Thank you.

Important upcoming events: week of August 12

Hey swimmers!

There will be a meeting of the Health and Safety committee TONIGHT, August 13, in the Durham library (2nd floor) at 6:30 pm.


On Thursday, August 15, the full FUNHOP group will meet to share our research so far, and plan future events. The full meeting starts at 7:30 pm in the library as well!


(Also keep in mind the pool’s 75th birthday… 4:00 August 21 with a raindate of Aug 22… at the pool of course!)