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!
- Campbell Community Center
- Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center
- Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center
- Park Projects
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 the unveiling of the new-look will happen in the fall of 2020. Re-opening has been postponed until January 2021.
- Fitness Room
- Great Hall
- Large Classroom
- Social Spaces
- New Reception Area
- Heating and Cooling Improvements
- Enclosed Courtyard
- Improved Landscaping
Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center is nearing 50 years old and has met its capacity in serving our growing Bethel population. Expansion and renovation will include the addition of an outdoor recreation pool and added swim lanes. View more renderings
Construction began in February 2020 and is expected to be completed in early 2021. Echo Hollow Pool will be closed during construction. The facility will be closed during construction, but Amazon Pool opened Feb. 24, 2020 to accommodate demand for pool space. Please note that during the public health emergency all City of Eugene Recreation pools and facilities are closed.
- Expanded swim lanes - year-round
- Recreation Pool with waterslide
- Aquatic support facility
- Staff support spaces
- Energy and sustainability
- General renovation
Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center is a year-around indoor pool that has a two-pool design featuring a deep diving well and lap pool, which allows for both deep and shallow water fitness programming. Sheldon Pool also provides a variety of aquatic programming such as swim lessons, recreation swims and lap swims in addition to a fitness center and partnering with Sheldon Community Center for summer camps. 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. Renovated locker rooms and expanding the fitness center were prioritized, as was finding ways to expand the parking lot, which the pool and Sheldon Community Center share with Sheldon High School.
Public Outreach Sessions
We are beginning the process of updating the City’s oldest pool, and the first thing we need is to hear from the public. There are two public outreach sessions scheduled at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 and 13 at Campbell Community Center. These meetings are great opportunities to hear from City planners and the architecture firm leading the redesign. At this early stage we want to know how you currently use Sheldon Pool and what amenities and programs you would like to see considered in the renovation.
Don’t worry if you can’t make either session. There’s also a survey you can take. Hearing from as many people as possible is important to us so the final design reflects community preferences.
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.