The Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center, the largest of the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's eight swimming pools, has reopened to the public following a four-month closure to replace the facility's roof and structural roof deck.
The center is located at THPRD's Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex, 15707 SW Walker Road, Beaverton.
The scheduled maintenance project, funded with capital replacement dollars, has also yielded a more energy-efficient facility. A digital system to control the building's HVAC(heating/ventilating/air conditioning) system was installed. Other improvements include ADA upgrades, painting and the installation of a new service entrance.
"The project came in on schedule and on budget, and now we're eager to welcome back our swimmers," said Sharon Hoffmeister, superintendent of Aquatics. "Visitors this month may see us still completing a few projects, both inside and outside of the building, but we're ready to let everyone back into the pool."
Group fitness classes, open swim sessions and organized club activities will resume immediately now that the pool is open. A complete schedule is available here.
Classes will resume in January; registration for those programs begins on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 8 am for district residents.
A grand reopening event will take place at the pool on Saturday, Dec. 17. Event details will be available soon at www.thprd.org.
To accommodate displaced swimmers during the closure, the district kept its outdoor pools at Somerset West Park and Raleigh Park open. Those pools have now closed until June 2017.
The new Aquatic Center roof replaces the building's original roof and structural roof deck, installed prior to the 1978 opening of the facility.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2015, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning about 50 square miles and serving 230,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of widely diverse classes, more than 90 park sites with active recreational amenities, 60 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and 1,400 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.
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|Date: December 5, 2016
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