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What Do You Think?

Fix the Old Pool or

Get a New One?

(The Pool WILL Be Open This Summer!)

If you’ve ever visited our 48-year-old Towanda City Pool you know that it needs a lot of work! It’s losing a LOT of water every season!


The pool opened in 1975 and the construction cost was approximately $129,000. That’s about $720,00 in 2023 dollars! Half of the cost was funded by the Land Water Conservation Fund. (LWCF)

- That grant is still available today. If we apply for that grant the deadline is September 15th, 2023.


The LWCF gave Ness City, KS a little over $1,000,000 for a new pool in 2022. Several small towns across Kansas have received grants for new pools in the last few years.


These grants cover approximately one-half the cost of the project. The Cities must match the funds with donations, labor we put in, and or sales tax increase or bond issuance.



  1. Keep it where it is: We can rebuild the pool, renovate the pool house and make it more user friendly right where it is, about ½ mile southwest of town.

    1. The cost would be much less, but the pool would still be outside of town.

    2. The Grant still applies and we would have to raise matching funds.

  2. Move it into town: We can move the pool into town, possibly up to the west end of Norman Memorial Park. The Towanda Library is on the east end of that park.

    1. The cost would be approx. $2,000,000 but would have much easier access and potentially, greatly increase its use.

    2. Same as above, we will have to raise matching funds.

Let Us Know What You Think!

Thank You for Your Input!

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