Recreation Center, Harlem, 2005
The most prominent feature of the new WPA Colonial Park was its Play Center,
a colossal construction including swimming pools, bathhouse, locker rooms,
gymnasium, weight room, and who even knows what else is in there! The
entrance is shown here 72 years later: the line to get in. The pool and
bathhouse is one of the eleven gigantic swimming sites built by the WPA in
New York City in 1936. Colonial Park, Play Center, and Pool were renamed
after Jackie Robinson in 1978.