Alvin D. Brown Pool History

591 East Water Street
Pendleton, IN 46064

Swimming in Pendleton has been an integral part of recreation since the 1920’s. Falls Park was then a destination in central Indiana for folks seeking a place to picnic and cool off during the hot summers.

The swimming "hole" at the base of the falls in Fall Creek provided refuge for thousands of residents and travelers until 1969. At that time harmful bacteria was discovered in Fall Creek and the "swimming hole" was closed.

Fast forward to 1979.  It had been 10 years since swimming in Falls Park was a regular activity for the public. Many options were explored about how to replace the old pool in the creek. Through a donation by the Alvin Brown family, The Pendleton Conservation Club, a Land and Water Conservation Grant administered by Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), along with the sale of bonds financed by the property owners of Fall Creek Township and the Town of Pendleton, a new modern Swimming Facility was built.

Today,  Brown Pool has transformed into much of what our community demands.  We offer various recreation opportunities such as the 8 lane Olympic length main pool which hosts Pendleton Swim Club practice twice daily, and lap swimming morning and evening. Swim lessons for kids starting at 4 years old are taught morning and evening by our certified lifeguards.  Water Zumba and Aerobics draw many in for exercise with certified YMCA instructors.

Grandparents find Brown Pool a great place to entertain visiting grandchildren. The waterslide offers excitement with a cool plunge into the pool after an exhilarating run down the twisted sluice. The 2 diving boards provide challenges to those attempting to perfect their front dive or cannonball the observant guards.  A baby pool for toddlers and a concession stand to curb your hunger will provide all that is needed for a fun afternoon for all.

Always opening Memorial Day weekend, plan for wonderful, wet fun with us during the summer at Brown Pool!



Pool Sponsors

Community Hospital Anderson sponsors Brown Pool
St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital sponsors Brown Pool



Quack Daddy Donuts Brown Pool Sponsor


State Farm - Amy Turner


Real Estate Pros


Pendleton First United Methodist Church


Sisson Family Denistry