It opened only months after both the sinking of the Titanic and the very first opening day at Fenway Park. It survived wars, polio epidemics and years of underfunding.
But finally, Belmont’s 102-year-old Underwood Pool, which some believe is the oldest outdoor municipal pool in the US, is preparing for its final season after voters and Town Meeting approved funding to build a new $5.2 million pool complex on the site to open in June 2015.
This summer will be residents last chance to experience the Underwood Pool of years past with summer memberships for residents and non-residents, children, adults and families now on sale at the Recreation Department’s website.
The season lasts from June 21 to Sept. 1.
Memberships for residents are $100 for children, $140 for adults and $225 for families.
A membership allows swimming at both Underwood and the Higginbottom pool which is located in the Wenner Field House at Belmont High School.
The Underwood Pool will open Saturday, June 21. The annual ‘summer Blast Off’ at the pool is scheduled for Sunday, June 22 with swimming lessons begin Tuesday, June 24.