Situated against Hartman Park, the Redmond Pool offers lessons, classes and open swim to the community. The pool is the only public pool in the City of Redmond, used by more than 95,000 visitors per year, including local high school swim teams. Built in 1972 by King County using Forward Thrust bond funding, the pool was transferred to the City of Redmond in 2010. The City contracts with WAVE Aquatics to offer activities and services to the community; and to manage the daily operations of the open swim and community swim services.
Redmond Pool Improvements Begin This Summer
The Redmond Pool will receive the first phase of essential improvements this summer, beginning at the end of June, and extending into September. These improvements will result in better air and water quality, energy efficiencies, operational savings and help preserve the pool for another 25 to 30 years.
After 47 years, the pool systems have outlived their useful life, and improvements to the pool are necessary and critical to the future use of the pool as a community space.
After extensive community outreach in 2016-2017, aquatics was identified as a top community priority. In response, the City conducted an energy audit, and a consultant recommended improving the existing pool as the most cost-effective approach to maintain aquatics within the community. This past December, City Council adopted the 2019-2020 budget, approving a $5M contribution from the City and a Capital request of $3M to improve essential and high priority systems and make structural improvements to the existing footprint that will allow the pool to operate an additional 25-30 years.
Pool systems repairs and improvements will occur in two phases over two years with each phase requiring the pool to close during construction.
Planned improvements for Phase 1 include the following:
|Construction begins 6/24 and ends early fall 2019.|
The pool will close during this time.
Planned improvements for Phase 2 include the following:
|A timeline will be determined at the end of 2019, and may not require a pool closure.|
The Redmond Pool will be closed from June 24, 2019 until early fall 2019.
For open swim, lessons and classes at the Redmond Pool
City of Redmond contracts with WAVE Aquatics for programming at the Redmond Pool. WAVE staff are working to secure alternative locations Please reach out to WAVE Aquatics with questions about open swim, lessons or aquatics services during Phase 1 improvements.
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