Swimming Pools

Woodland Hills Pool

Woodland Hills Pool was located in Woodland Hills Park (now called Luke Easter Park) on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive just north of Kinsman Road. It was a site of racial threats against Black swimmers in the 1930s-50s.

Woodland Hills Pool as it appeared soon before racial clashes became common | Braun Art Publishing Co., ca. 1930


  • “Luke Easter Park.” Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. https://case.edu/ech/articles/l/luke-easter-park.
  • Michney, Todd. Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900–1980. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
  • Wiltse, Jeff. Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
Luke Easter Park, Cleveland, OH. Near Martin Luther King Jr Dr and Ramona Blvd

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