Hefko Pool Demolition Continues

Hefko Pool Demolition

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.

IMG_2365Commissioned 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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