Dusty and bare, it's certainly not the way a swimming pool should look like, but for most of the kids in the Pinedale community it's what they're used to seeing.
"They literally would wait for that pool to open," said Joseph Perry, Executive Director of Pinedale Community Center.
Due to the lack of funding the Pinedale Community Center pool has been empty since 2010.
It would cost about $7,200 just to get it running again.
That's money the city doesn't have, so the kids have no choice but to play around the pool instead of in it.
"This community needs a pool cause there's plenty of kids," said Samantha Hill.
Soon those kids will get their wish.
The City of Fresno received a call this morning from an anonymous doner who agreed to dive in and help by writing a check to cover the entire cost.
While they don't know exactly who is footing the bill, they are anxious to see this dried up pool, fill up with sparking water again in just a few days.
"I just want to say thank you and I hope I get to meet you one day," said Samantha Hill.
"I'm really excited because some kids want to go swimming when it's really hot," said Felipe Galarza.