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The community swimming pool in Parkers Prairie has been a popular summer attraction ever since it opened 37 years ago. Age has taken its toll on the pool and the community is raising money to replace it. (Photo courtesy of Parkers Prairie Independent)

Splashing toward a new pool in Parkers Prairie

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Residents of Parkers Prairie are working hard to replace the city’s aging 37-year-old community pool.

The Parkers Prairie pool was constructed in City Park back in 1977, but over the past few years the condition has started to deteriorate. The old pool also does not meet some government requirements for accessibility.


That is why the West Central Initiative/Parkers Prairie Swimming Pool Fund has formed and is helping raise $1.8 million for a new aquatic facility.

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Blaze Fugina
Blaze Fugina is a sports reporter at the Echo Press. Before working in Alexandria, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. He previously worked as the community editor of the Mound Laker for more than a year. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.
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