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First Look at the Newly Reopened Hollywood Pool and Its Cool Retro Pool House

All photos by <a href="">Tom Bonner</a>, courtesy of Frank R. Webb Architects, Inc.
All photos by Tom Bonner, courtesy of Frank R. Webb Architects, Inc.

This week, the pool at the Hollywood Rec Center reopened, unveiling tons of added features (slide!) and a 1950s-inspired pool house. The project's been under construction since the fall of 2013, but the wait has clearly been worth it. The 9,575-square-foot pool now has a swirling slide, bleachers topped by shade structures, lifeguard chairs, and something called an "integrated splash area," according to a release for the reopening. Next to the pool, the sleek pool house, designed by Frank R. Webb Architects, Inc., is equipped with airy changing rooms and a bag-check, all under its Googie-esque roof.

The mid-summer reopening was a welcome one for Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, who reps the area and who christened the pool by diving into it wearing pants and a button-up.

We just dedicated the newly renovated #Hollywood Pool! City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks #firstdive #mydayinla

Posted by Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell on Monday, August 3, 2015

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