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

Sheldon PoolSheldon 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.