Rec Bond Projects

Bond and levy projects are sprinting ahead
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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.

Background Information

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!

  1. Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center
  2. Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center
  3. Campbell Community Center
  4. Park Projects

Sheldon Exterior PerspectiveConstruction 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 early summer 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.