Community service projects are available and encouraged at the Texas Pool. Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, American Heritage Girls, Trail Life USA, Indian Guides/Princesses, along with religious organizations and service groups, are invited to choose a Texas Pool service project and/or volunteer for service opportunities. Field Trips to the historic Texas Pool are also available. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service Project Ideas
Permanent American and Texas Flag Poles
The Texas Pool hosts veteran and military appreciation events each summer on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. The pool would benefit from the installation of two or three permanent flag poles that could be used to raise the American flag, Texas flag and possibly a flag with the pool’s logo. The flags, poles and concrete would need to be sourced and then installed in a location approved by the Texas Pool board.
Community Life Jacket Stand Refurbishment
Our community lifejacket stand is currently in need of a little TLC and the lifejackets that were donated to the pool in 2020 are now faded and well-used. We’d love to partner with someone who can refurbish the stand and solicit new lifejacket donations. A corresponding water safety program or event at the pool would be a great bonus!
BBQ Deck Enhancements
We’d love to see enhancements made to the existing BBQ deck. The deck needs to be conditioned and stained for outdoor use. Measures need to be taken to prevent small animals from gaining access under the deck. The deck installation could be reinforced and steps could be added for easier access. Other options or structural adjustments would help.
Trash Can Beautification Structure
The Texas Pool would benefit from a structure that hides the trash cans but still allows for access to enter trash and be able to take the cans out daily. Some ideas we’ve discussed are adding polls for anchors and having chain link fence gates installed. These would be 4 feet heigh and could have turf or other covering installed on them. Further design and specs are needed before the project can be approved.
Food Donation Overflow Storage
A storage solution is needed for food items donated that will not fit in the My Little Pantry. This solution would need to be weatherproof and animal-proof. The location, design, and material need to be discussed.
Shade covering is a must for all pools in summertime. The Texas Pool decks and entry areas are lacking a shade solution. Build in some Texas Pool shade for the health and enjoyment. Since the deck is flagged for major repair/replacement it may make sense to include shade structures as part of the project or to be considered after the project is completed. Some other minor shade structures could be considered such as sails or fabric shades. This concept needs further planning and approval.