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Workers prepare Dreamland Pool for a busy summer

May 26, 2019 GMT

KENOVA — Kenova’s Dreamland Pool is set to open for its 93rd season this weekend. In preparation of the big day, city workers spent Tuesday afternoon preparing the grounds for another busy summer.

Dreamland Pool first opened in 1926, and the original construction included a three-story pavilion.

The pool itself measures 125 feet by 250 feet and was once known as the largest public swimming pool east of the Mississippi River. About the size of a football field, Dreamland sports two concrete floats in the middle of the pool to allow swimmers a place to rest.

The property also includes basketball and volleyball courts and newly resurfaced tennis courts for the 2019 season. According to Kenova Mayor Don Bias, Dreamland is expected to employ about 20 lifeguards this year and is scheduled to open Saturday, May 25.