Children and adults freqenting Amazon Pool this summer are in for a treat: new, healthier foods at the concession stand. The new concessionaire, Ume Teriyaki Grill, will offer foods that meet the City of Eugene’s new nutritional goals to reduce childhood obesity. Ume’s menus balance flavor and nutritional values, while still appealing to children and adults - all at affordable prices. All their food is prepared same day fresh, reflecting the Ume motto, “For Goodness Sake”.
Amazon Pool began its summer hours June 17 and will be open for recreation swims, water fitness classes, lap swims, swimming lessons, and competitive swimming until Sept. 2.
Ume’s menu items include the Classic Bento (protein choice, rice, orange slices, marinated cucumbers, and steamed edamame), from $3-$5 for kids or $8 for adults. Ume also serves teriyaki burgers and Asian fusion Cobb salad. Featured items are painted hills sirloin and all beef hot dogs, Draper or Koch Natural Chicken, and Portland-based organic Bui Tofu. Snacks include wontons, apple and orange slices, and Shaved Ice, or Kakigori, flavored with quality fruit-based syrup, a local fruit garnish and mint.
The concession stand will be open Monday-Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m., and Thursday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Dinner is served between 4-5:30 p.m. or until pool closes and family meals to go are packed in an easy-to-tote recycled plastic container that can be returned the next time you are at the pool.
And Ume Teriyaki Grill is not just for those inside the pool’s fenced area. A walk-up window on the Hilyard St. side allows anyone to place an order.
For more information about the schedule of activities at all three City pools, go to http://www.eugene-or.gov/aquatics.