Marshfield (OnFocus) – Since its grand opening in 1934, Hefko Pool in Marshfield was a popular spot on warm summer days until being closed this year to prepare for construction of a new aquatic center. This week, the building on-site (that housed locker room, showers, and offices) was demolished as part of the deconstruction process.
Commissioned by Mayor Ted Hefko during the height of the Great Depression years, Hefko obtained funds through the Federal Government’s WPA program to construct a much-needed swimming pool in Marshfield. At the time, Marshfield was the largest City in the state not located on a body of water.
Originally scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend, a severe drought delayed the debut until August 1, and started with just four lifeguards paid 35 cents/hour.
From those early days to today, Hefko has been a summer staple in most any Marshfield childhood.
Read the full history here.
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