Abandoned pool
This area of the recreational center was kept a secret from all the waterbenders of Republic City. Initially, the non-benders who built the center thought it would be best to create conditioning areas to test and train for resistance against the bending elements; fire, earth, water and air. They only got around to building the water conditioning area though. It consisted of a giant rectangular body of water, and regularly non-benders would gather and learn to swim or see how long they could hold their breath underwater. Unfortunately, one young girl lost her life in this area, trying to stay underwater for as long as possible. It is said her spirit still haunts the area.