Using the input collected during several different visioning sessions, community meetings, and survey opportunities, the City of Albany is proud to present the final choice for the next Lincoln Park Pool.
Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined Department of Recreation Commissioner Jonathan Jones, community members, and elected officials to announce the final concept for the new Lincoln Park Pool – a community-driven process where approximately 1,600 individuals provided their input and voiced support for “Concept A” by nearly a 3-to-1 margin.
Mayor Sheehan also named Business for Good Co-Founder Ed Mitzen as the Lincoln Park Pool Capital Campaign Committee Chair. In his first act as Chair, Mr. Mitzen announced a $1 million donation toward the construction of the Lincoln Park Pool and his goal of raising a total of $10 million from the Capital Region’s philanthropy community.
The final plan for the Lincoln Park Pool – also known as “Concept A” – includes:
Zero-Entry Pool (10,000 sq. ft.) with In-Water Spray Features
10-Lane ½ Size Olympic Lap Pool (5,620 sq. ft.)
Splash Pad (6,000 sq. ft.)
Playground (10,000 sq. ft.)
Restrooms and Shade Pavilions
Demolition has started as of December 4th, 2023! The new Lincoln Park Pool is expected in 2025!