Haeger Pool


Welcome to the Carpentersville Memories Haeger Pool Page.  Our goal is to bring back some fun memories of growing up in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.  


We bring back Memories you didn’t know you had

Did you learn to swim at Haeger Pool?

Many a person can remember when summer was around the corner. This meant it was time to buy a Dundee Township Park District (DTPD) pool pass. Pool passes going on sale was a sure sign that summer was upon us. This got a child and/or parent into any DTPD pool. This included Thresher and Haeger pools. A person could pay as they went. This worked better for visitors.

Who doesn’t remember how they got there. There were many modes of transport and many paths that could be taken. A person could get a ride, drive, walk, or bike to a local pool. Some went with family; others went with friends or met them there.

A new recreation center was built in 1982. A water park was added in 1993 next to the rec center. The pool was built in 1989 and was enclosed all year round in 1992. Also, land was acquired so that Randall Oaks could be expanded. This, plus high upkeep, are a couple of reasons why Thresher and Haegar pools became obsolete and were eventually closed.

Haeger Pool

 The Dundee Township Park District was formed in 1952, through a referendum (that passed), in order to oversee operations of this pool. The pool’s full name is Edmund H. Haeger Memorial Pool and was opened in 1955. It was located in Lions Park in East Dundee. Dundee Township Lion’s Club sponsored the pool and the park in which the pool was located.

In 1972, an air structure known as the “dome” was installed for year-round swimming. The dome was taken down for the summer season. One of this website’s assistant developers, who was called a water bug by one her swim instructors at Thresher, welcomed the ability to continue swim lessons during the winter at Haegar pool. She took lessons in there in the 1970’s. The dome was permanently taken down in the early 1980’s.

Click on the links below to view the Haeger Pool PDF Files

1960 Haeger Pool Article

1963 Haeger Pool Article

1966 Haeger Pool Article (1)

1966 Haeger Pool Article (2)

1966 Haeger Pool Article (3)

1969 Haeger Pool Article

Click on the links below to view the Miss Neptune PDF Files

1959 Miss Neptune Article

1962 Miss Neptune Article

1963 Miss Neptune Article

1968 Miss Neptune Article

1969 Miss Neptune Article

We are always trying to add to the content of our website.  If you have any images, class photos or memory books to share please contact us.

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Images and Articles of Haeger Pool


What People are Saying

“I love this place !”

Lets me relive some of my childhood every chance I get

Cathy D.

“Fabulous memories came flooding back”

So much to see and so many memories, this is an amazing web site “

Dan K.

“Another amazing experience”

Always something new every time I visit the site

Clyde L.

“Speechless, worth every penny”

Couldn’t believe all there was to see for such a small yearly subscription, and complete Yearbooks too !!”

Bob M.