How We Came About
MEET THE OG
Growing up, The Moody Pool was a place frequented often. Why? I honestly have no idea
My best friend’s family stayed in the area so we were always near by. We thought they called it Moody because the water was always dark as if someone had pooped in the water. When in fact, it was named after a local legend.
THE MOODY POOL
In honor of Calvin C. Moody
In 1978, the pool opened
In 2010, attempted to reopen pool were derailed
In 1982, they changed the name to the Calvin C Moody Pool
In 2013, the pool was tore down
In 2002, the pool closed
In 2015, Moody Park Opened
THE MAN, THE MYTH
Calvin C. Moody
Moody Park is named in honor of Calvin C. Moody. He served as a Milwaukee police officer for 25 years, becoming one of the first African American detectives in 1949. After retiring from the MPD, Moody continued to serve the city in many capacities including County Supervisor, board member of the NAACP, the Milwaukee Urban League, Columbia Savings & Loans, and the director of the Northside YMCA. Calvin C. Moody died in 1974 at the age of 70.
In 1982, the County Board of Supervisors named the pool and park at 22nd and Burleigh Street in Moody’s honor.