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Watch a game and play shuffleboard at Hoyt Park pavilion


It has all the usual suspects -- tall tables, a projection TV, beer -- but it's not a typical sport's bar.  At least it wasn't originally.

This week on Urban Spelunking, OnMilwaukee's Bobby Tanzilo and I are visiting the Hoyt Park Pavilion, a public building on the park's grounds, once known as the "basket room" for the adjoining municipal pool.

Built in the 1930s, the pavilion was used to store patron's street clothes -- in individual baskets -- while they enjoyed a dip in the pool. It was never terribly glamorous, just storage, for decades.

But recently, the park's facilities got an upgrade.  The pool was repaired and reopened, a beer garden went in, and the pavilion itself was restored to its original beauty.  Even the shuffle board is back.

Visit OnMilwaukee to read Bobby's complete story.

Visit OnMilwaukee to read Bobby's complete story.

Director of Digital Content | Radio Milwaukee