I wanted to finish the walk we did at Pioneer Park after the Parade so here are a few more photos. The interesting part of this walk is that we discovered that it also had a swim tank. Who would of guessed.
C9 - Kirtsis Swim Tank
Purportedly the largest outdoor swimming tank in the state in the 1920s was located in Bend on the banks of the Deschutes River, just downstream from Pioneer Park. The 50 x 150 foot steel tank held 330,000 gallons of water. The water came directly from the Deschutes River, was heated by a burner that utilized sawdust from Bend sawmills, and then returned to the river. The swimming tank was part of the Bend Auto Court complex built in 1927 by the three Kirtsis brothers, immigrants from Greece who had earlier homesteaded east of Bend. The tank was open to the public, in addition to Auto Court guests, and the daily entrance fee was 10 cents.
If you look at the were the ripples of the water is you can almost see were the pool might of been. Please enlarge the photos for better viewing