We were exploring an abandoned recreational center in The District but I'm not revealing the location for obvious reasons. It hasn't been totally trashed yet but there has been a lot of activity inside, graffiti painting, glass broken, and also some effort made to clean up, as we found numerous piles of trash throughout the building.
There isn't much news to be found on the center but it was closed in 2013 and there were hopes last year that it would be taken over by the YMCA and reopened as a revamped recreational center, but as of February this year those hopes have faded. A local resident has been blogging on the new local development and has been keeping an eye on the building, noting that it is now becoming more of a danger. There is structural damage due to neglect, the roof has been torn, windows smashed and a growing concern that homeless and drug users are residing there. All this within a few feet of a senior residential community.
While researching on the internet I found an article that a person had posted, showing results of tests he conducted on Department of Parks and Recreation pools in the DC area. A bacteria test had been conducted on 27 pools with one in three pools coming up positive. This pool was one of them. Yuk.