Press

The campaign to support and preserve the outdoor pool has captured a significant amount of media attention.  Below is a small sample of the press coverage since the summer of 2013.

Beloved WPA-Built Public Pool at the University of New Hampshire is Threatened Preservation Nation Blog
“Magical” is how Kenny Rotner, a Durham, N.H. resident for 27 years, describes the outdoor pool at the University of New Hampshire.

Huddleston: UNH Won’t Back Down on Pool Issue Foster’s Daily Democrat
DOVER — The University of New Hampshire wants a good relationship with Durham, but on the outdoor pool issue…

Durham Calls UNH Pool Decision Premature Foster’s Daily Democrat
DURHAM — Town Administrator Todd Selig is challenging the University of New Hampshire’s decision not to open its outdoor pool next summer.

UNH Outdoor Pool Qualifies for National Historic Status Foster’s Daily Democrat
DURHAM — The University of New Hampshire’s outdoor pool qualifies for the National Register of Historic Places…

UNH and Durham discuss pool options behind closed doors Foster’s Daily Democrat
DURHAM — Town officials and University of New Hampshire administrators discussed several options Thursday for its historic outdoor pool…

UNH to Durham: Get out of the pool The Union Leader
DURHAM — A plan to hold a large public forum this fall regarding the future of the historic University of New Hampshire outdoor pool has been scrapped in favor of…

It is ‘a’ pool or ‘the’ pool at UNH? Foster’s Daily Democrat
The debate which surrounds the outdoor pool on the University of New Hampshire campus is not about a pool. It is about the pool — the UNH Outdoor Pool located next to…

Campus and community clash over gym expansion The New Hampshire
Gail Pare, UNH class of 1968, was a resident of Durham from 1952 to 1967. She remembers going to the UNH outdoor pool as a child: playing in the beach sand…

It’s much more than just a pool Foster’s Daily Democrat
Whether the UNH outdoor swimming pool, which has been the delight of Durham families for decades, should be closed may depend on who you believe.

Big guns go to bat for UNH outdoor pool: Councilmen past and … Foster’s Daily Democrat
DURHAM — Make no mistake. The group of people who support keeping the University of New Hampshire outdoor pool is not merely a small tribe of …

Little Sadie wants kids to help save Durham pool Foster’s Daily Democrat
“We the kids of Durham and surrounding towns have grown up learning how to swim and having fun at the UNH/Durham outdoor pool,” the petition reads.

Friends of UNH Outdoor Pool to organize Foster’s Daily Democrat
DURHAM — An organizational meeting of the Friends of UNH Outdoor Pool (FUNHOP) will meet on Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the new Durham Public …

Meeting set to garner support to save UNH pool Foster’s Daily Democrat
DURHAM — Community members interested in supporting the historic 1938 WPA-era University of New Hampshire outdoor pool are invited to attend a …

Durham residents seek way to save UNH outdoor pool Seacoastonline.com
Dudley Dudley, a former Democratic state representative from Durham and … Dudley said the notion that the pool is unsafe is an effort by the university to “cry …

UNH should be open and honest about outdoor pool Seacoastonline.com
Reluctantly, I feel the need, as well as the responsibility, to enter the fray. For more than 50 years, and from many vantage points, I have observed and been …

Protests grow to save UNH outdoor pool Seacoastonline.com
DURHAM — For Dudley Dudley, who lives in Durham, attended the University of New Hampshire along with an extensive line of family members and values the …

State DES says outdoor pool at UNH could use more chlorine Foster’s Daily Democrat
DURHAM — While the town and the University of New Hampshire disagree on the safety of the 75-year-old outdoor pool on the university campus, the state …

UNH pool a hot topic for many The Union Leader
DURHAM — Safety concerns about the outdoor pool in Durham have led to discussions at the University of New Hampshire about solutions that may involve …

Depression-Era Pool At Center Of UNH, Durham Debate New Hampshire Public Radio
UNH says it’s committed to having some sort of outdoor pool for Durham’s use nearby…maybe even keep a sliver of the old one. But UNH alumna and former: …

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