The outdoor baths - as it was known at the time - opened in Otley in 1924 and was popular with the local community. It also attracted many visitors to the town as travel became increasingly accessible through the 20th century.
Read more about the 'History of the Baths' here.
The outdoor (swimming) pool - as it became known by the end of the 20th century - closed in 1993. It now stands derelict in Wharfemeadows Park - a popular and otherwise attractive riverside park featuring a children's play area, boats, skateboarding park, tennis courts and scenic walks.
Read more about 'The Derelict Site' here.
Our vision is to redevelop the current derelict site into a modern all year round leisure venue featuring a heated lido with retractable roof plus complementary leisure facilities.
Read more about 'Our Vision' here.
In order to bring our vision to fruition we shall approach larger funding bodies and potential partners who share our aims. However, there are steps we need to take before that - including undertaking specialist studies.
Read more about 'Our Journey' here.
BATHS - POOL - LIDO
WHAT YOU CALL IT - IS UP TO YOU!
'Lie-doe' or 'Lee-doe'?
How you pronounce it, is also up to you!