Thursday, July 03, 2008

Peninsula Park
Portland, OR

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Here is some info on the parks pool that I thought you would enjoy especially the part with the penguins: " The Peninsula Pool was built in order to fill the need created by the closure of the bath houses that had been in use on the Willamette River. These structures were closed due to increasing pollution in the Willamette. As popular as the pool is with people, it also has a history of being enjoyed by Humboldt penguins. In 1957, when the penguins were scheduled to make their debut at the Washington Park Zoo, the zoo's penguin facilities were not yet finished, so the Peninsula Park Pool was used as a holding area until their own space was ready."