#Neighborhood Living
UNH and Durham, NH officials
United States of America

UNH is threatening to close the UNH/Durham Outdoor Pool. Please sign this petition and circulate it among your friends.

Dear UNH President Huddleston, UNH Vice President Rubenstein and Durham Town Council Chair Jay Gooze,

We, the undersigned urge you to please take immediate steps to insure the continuing operation of the UNH/Durham outdoor pool.

For generations the residents of Durham have enjoyed the outdoor pool at UNH. The pool is a precious part of what makes Durham a viable town/gown community and one of the few “perks” that Durham receives in exchange for having its largest landowner -- UNH -- pay no property taxes to the town. UNH must not close the pool to expand Snively.

The pool is an actively managed, fenced pool; water quality tests are made on a regular basis and the pool regularly passes. The pool is more than a place for exercise – it is a place for building community; generations of mothers – some who are professors, and some who are stay-at-home moms -- have sat on the stone wall keeping watch over their children and talking with other parents. Many friends have been made there; many alliances between faculty and towns-people have been formed at the pool.

The pool plays an important role in the life of UNH and the Town of Durham.

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The SAVE THE UNH/DURHAM OUTDOOR POOL petition to UNH and Durham, NH officials was written by Dudley Dudley and is in the category Neighborhood Living at GoPetition.

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