Here’s the Story
Historically, the Lincoln Park Pool has served as a public gathering space for Albany’s South End but has since fallen into disrepair. Unlike more affluent neighborhoods, this area has not had access to a public recreational facility.
BFG made a $1 million donation to restore the space and create a state-of-the-art facility for families and friends to enjoy the hot summer days. Co-Founder Ed Mitzen was chosen by Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan to chair the restoration committee, and he will work on raising $10 million for the venture. With waterslides, an Olympic-sized lap pool, a snack bar, and plenty of room to lounge, there will be something for all ages to enjoy. This is a project everyone can benefit from, as it serves to build a sense of pride in the South End community.
There’s a lot of work that needs to be done, but BFG is up for the challenge. Fundraisers and events are coming soon, with hopes of construction in Summer 2023.