Rec Bond Projects
Our community has voiced its support for the future of Eugene Parks and Rec with the $39.35 million bond and $3.15 million levy passed in May 2018. Now we are taking the first steps to bring the 30-year System Plan vision to life.
Rec is hard at work on our bond goals of caring for and making the most of what we have and serving the entire community. We have begun the design phases of the two top bond priorities: renovations and expansions to Campbell Community Center and Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center. Below is an update on both projects.
These are just the first steps in a much larger 30 year System Plan that was created based on feedback you’ve given us over the last three years.
Over the coming months and years, we will be asking for your thoughts once again on specific projects as we start to dig in. Stay tuned, and thanks again for your vote of support!
- Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center
- Campbell Community Center
- Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center
- Park Projects
Pool Opening June 21
After more than a year of construction, Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center is ready to reopen Monday, June 21. The upgraded pool will meet increased demand for recreation and competitive swimmers as well as more locker room space, a large lawn and new activity pool. Even though the facility is open starting Monday, registration will be required for all swim and fitness programs. There won’t be any drop-in availability until OHA COVID guidelines change.
Read more about the Echo Hollow Pool Project.
Read more about the pool opening.
Campbell Community Center is the second oldest senior center on the west coast and has been serving Eugeneans since 1968 with the last major expansion completed in 1990.
The aging facilities in for a major renovation with plans to nearly double the square footage and add much more room for fitness activities.
In September 2019, early site development and excavation began and construction on the 5,745 square-foot expansion began in February 2020. We're hopeful a grand re-opening will happen in the spring of 2021.
- Fitness Room
- Great Hall
- Large Classroom
- Social Spaces
- New Reception Area
- Heating and Cooling Improvements
- Enclosed Courtyard
- Improved Landscaping
Construction has started at Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center, and we can't be more excited. Bathrooms and locker rooms need upgrading to meet increased occupancy and code requirements and better utilizing the indoor space is key. Improving the energy efficiency of the pool is also required by code. We can't commit to an exact reopening, but construction is planned to be completed late spring 2022.
Sheldon Pool was built in 1967 with money from another bond and since then repairs, replacements and upgrades have been made that enhanced energy efficiency and maintained operation. However, many essential systems such as plumbing, electrical and equipment are beyond their expected useful lifespan and are in need of replacement.
Based on the three-year process of creating the Eugene Parks and Recreation System Plan, it was recommended 8,500 square feet of expanded natatorium, new indoor pool/ therapy pool, spa and recreation amenities be added to Sheldon Pool. Also in the recommendation were plans to renew interior finishes, ceilings, lighting, systems and replacing the HVAC, roof and pool equipment. Sheldon Pool did close in 2010 for seismic upgrades and again in 2012 to repair serious leaks, but a full overhaul of the building will ensure the facility can accommodate the growing needs of the community as a key part of the City-wide aquatics program.
Parks staff has begun working on everything from strengthening safety and security efforts and increasing park maintenance, to planning park renovations and the creation of new parks in underserved areas.