Sunday, August 1, 2010

Omaha's Third Place: Neigbborhood Swimming Pools

Omaha is a special, special place. One of the things that makes it special to me is its network of neighborhood pools. In the District -- that's what we call our part of town -- most elementary schools have swimming pools across the street. As a kid I spent nine months of the year in school, the other three I spent at the pool across the street. The pools aren't managed by the schools; they share only a name and a parking lot. A volunteer board oversees pool finances and hires lifeguards.

Community. That's why you want to live somewhere.

What do I mean by third place? Find out: TEDx Omaha

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