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 (new gym)
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Game room
  • Kitchen
  • Tennis Court
  • New 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 like three community meeting spaces, workout and fitness areas and art space, 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 or aquatics center 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.


Where is Ed Rice Community Center Outdoor Pool located?

Ed Rice Community Center Outdoor Pool is located at 2907 N Watkins St, Memphis, TN 38127, USA. This pool is part of the Ed Rice Community Center. This is a new pool that will open in spring 2022. The original pool has been demolished.

What other amenities are available at the Ed Rice Community Center?

Ed Rice Community Center is a modern and convenient community center that also has other necessary places, such as:

– Playroom

– Banqueting hall

– Gymnasium

– 1.5 mile walking park

– Basketball playground

– Tennis court

and much more.

Why was the old Ed Rice Community Center demolished?

Because it just couldn’t do its job. The old Ed Rice Community Center was built in the 1960s. And besides, it was temporarily closed, as there was a suspicion of mold, although it was not confirmed, but it was decided to rebuild the Community Center in 2020.