Swimming Pools

Forest Hills Pool

Forest Hills Pool was located in Forest Hills Park at 12310 Arlington Avenue in the Forest Hills neighborhood between Glenville and Collinwood. The pool was the site of racial threats to Black swimmers in the 1930s-40s.

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  • Michney, Todd M. Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900–1980. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
  • “Negro and White Swim Pal Beaten at Forest Hills.” Call & Post. July 13, 1939.
  • Wiltse, Jeff. Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
12310 Arlington Ave, Cleveland, OH 44108

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