FREE Public Swimming Pool

IMG_1672Though I’ve always known of this swimming pool, I never once stopped by to check it out before now. Also to my amazement found out that it’s 100% FREE to the public!

This government-funded facility is open to the public of all ages, genders, color, & religions… “It’s for ALL to enjoy” said the curator. It comes complete with vending machines, changing rooms, showers, restrooms, elevator, sunbathing chairs, painted murals, and mega sized pool. Oh yeah, there’s a great view of the Atlantic Ocean which is also FREE!

While in Key West don’t ever be squeamish about going a few blocks out of your comfort zone. Just west of Key West’s most populated Duval Street is where you’ll find this FREE swimming area. Built in 1958 as the Key West City Swimming Pool, it’s much better known today as the Martin Luther King Center on the corner of Thomas Street & Catherine Street.

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