The facility would celebrate its Grand Opening a few months later, which I wrote about back here.
The late 1950s and early 60s was an era in which some of the local swim clubs (such as the Sun Fun Swim Club in Vermilion) opened up. As I’ve noted before, perhaps this was a reflection of the good economic times, and the desire to enjoy wholesome family entertainment and social activities.
Club Carousel offered not only a variety of pools suited for various age groups, but also tennis and badminton courts, dodge ball, shuffleboard, horseshoe pits and basketball. According to the ad, a nine hole golf course was planned.
|The closed Club Carousel as it looks today
(courtesy Lorain County Auditor)
Although we might not have enjoyed a pool membership, many of us remember the annual Haunted Forest of Carousel, a particularly well-done Halloween attraction.
UPDATE (May 3, 2021)
Courtesy of longtime contributor Doug, here’s a great aerial view of the former Club Carousel property from earlier this year.