Memphis Swimming Pools – Ed Rice Community Center Outdoor Pool | Memphis (Summer Avenue) Smoke and Vape Shop

2907 N Watkins St, Memphis, TN 38127, United States

Ed Rice Community Center Outdoor Pool is located at 2907 N Watkins St, Memphis, TN 38127, USA. This outdoor pool is one of the facilities of the Ed Rice Community Center. The original Ed Rice Community Center has been demolished and the new Ed Rice is expected to open in the spring of 2022.

Other Amenities in Ed Rice Community Center are:

  • Gymnasium
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Game room
  • Kitchen
  • Tennis Court
  • Basketball Court
  • Banquet Room
  • Multi-Purpose room
  • Dance room
  • 1.5 Mile Walking Trail Park

The new Ed Rice Community Center of the 1960s is simply no longer suitable. Word of suspected mold forced the city to briefly shut down the center in 2018. And the president of the Shelby County Election Commission said that the building would not be used for voting because staff worried about breathing problems. The building was examined and no mold was detected.

Most of the rooms in the building will be multipurpose, which is what the group needed since the center is used by people of all ages.

Although everyone likes the concept, there’s one big thing the new community center won’t have. “It was for the pool to be enclosed in this project. We want to use the pool all year round,” said Earnestine Higganbotham.

The demolition of the Ed Rice Community Center was scheduled for June and construction was planned to begin in July 2020. The construction of a new community center will take 18 months.

Need a pool to cool off in while in Memphis, Tennessee? Check out these amazing pools our city is blessed to offer: 

  • Bickford Aquatic Facility
  • Gooch Park Swimming Pool
  • Hickory Hill Aquatic Center
  • Kroc Center Memphis
  • Grove Park Swimming Pool 
  • Devonshire Gardens Community Pool

These amazing public swimming pools are located just down the street from our location at Summer Avenue between Estridge Drive and Eastern Drive.

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