Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Watered Down Facts

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Watered Down Facts

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17,500 The seating capacity of the newly built Olympic Park aquatics center in London (where the 2012 Olympics will take place). With its distinctive architecture and curved roof, it will be the first venue visitors see upon entering the Olympic Park. http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Aquatics_Centre

54 The number of outdoor public pools in New York City

0 The number of outdoor public pools in the city of Nome, Alaska. (There is, however, one indoor public pool--and the website photo of the pool is accompanied by a banner reading, "There's no place like Nome.")

1,013 The length (in meters) of the world's largest swimming pool. It is located in the San Alfonso del Mar resort at Algarrobo, on Chile's southern coast, http://www.dailymail. co.uk/news/article-509718/Trymaking-splash-worlds-largest- swimming-pool--1-000-yardsIong.html#ixzz1A5tUDI71

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1946 The year Frank Capra filmed the covered, state-of-the-art indoor swimming pool at Beverly Hills High School. The movie? It's a Wonderful Life. http://www.imdb.com/title/ tt0038650/trivia

1 The number of times per year the state-owned Neptune Pool at California's Hearst Castle gets used. …

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