Happy Hollow Swimming Pool

Happy Hollow Swimming Pool

Happy Hollow Park still sits tucked away in Wyomissing, though the pool is no longer in existence. Happy Hollow was built with funds from Janssen and Thun, prominent owners of the Berkshire Knitting Mill back in the early 1900s. They built up most of Wyomissing, as a place that was family-friendly for their workers who worked in their textile factories along Penn Ave. The video below goes into detail about the history of their company and how Wyomissing would not have been the community it is today without it.

Below you can see a 1937 Aerial shot of the Happy Hollow Park. The pool was not on the current park grounds, but an adjacent block to the east, at Trent and Wayne Avenues. Houses currently stand in it’s place. Could not find info on when it opened or closed. If you remember please leave a comment.

Happy Hollow Swimming Pool

2 Replies to “Happy Hollow Swimming Pool”

  1. Spent many happy summer afternoons at the pool. There was a girl’s hour, a boy’s hour then open swimming.

    1. Do you happen to remember the dark-haired beauty of lifeguard? Her name was “Anita”. Maybe last name of “Zimmerman”. The boys used to swim past her spot (mid-pool) over-and-over for nefarious reasons.

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