From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 30, 1988:
Lawrence Municipal Pool manager Bob Lockwood was featured in an article today. The pool had just opened for its 20th season, and Lockwood had become manager halfway through the first season. He reminisced today about some of the early problems, mentioning the unrest among Lawrence youth and a lack of acceptance of the pool (the city's first integrated swimming facility) and of pool authority. In its first season, the facility had been closed temporarily in late June because of fights among teen patrons; the original pool manager had quit in July and Lockwood had been hired. "It all worked out," he said. "It turned out to be a nice challenge dealing with people." Attendance went up; in recent years, as many as 80,000 people had visited each season, and in 1987 the pool had celebrated its millionth customer.