Sunset Swim Center to close temporarily for seismic and capital upgrades
The Sunset Swim Center will close for scheduled seismic updates and capital improvements on March 10. It will reopen on June 4.
As part of the voter-approved 2008 bond measure, the facility will receive a number of seismic upgrades, including the reconstruction of internal walls, the replacement of a section of the roof and the addition of exterior windows and a vestibule at the pool’s entry.
Among the capital improvements is the application of a non-skid coating in the center’s dressing rooms and hallways.
“This is one of several bond-funded projects we’re undertaking to improve structural stability in our buildings,” said Dave Chrisman, superintendent of Maintenance Operations. “In each case, our buildings will be made safer for our patrons and employees in the event of an earthquake.”
Sunset Swim Center, located next to Sunset High School at 13707 NW Science Park Drive, Portland, is one of six year-round aquatic facilities serving patrons of the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District. During the closure, the closest available THPRD pool for patrons will be the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center (15707 SW Walker Road), open weekdays from 5 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday from noon – 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
“We regret the temporary inconvenience, but this project will ensure a safer environment for our Sunset patrons and employees while providing other improvements, too,” Chrisman said. “We look forward to reopening the pool June 4 in time for the busy summer season.”
In the spring of 2009, Sunset Swim Center was closed two months for extensive repair work that marked the first project started under the 2008 bond measure.
Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning about 50 square miles and serving more than 220,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include a wide variety of classes and 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.
Director – Communications
|Date: March 6, 2012
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