Nash Pool Closure

Jun 20th, 2024

Nash Recreation Center pool will be closed July 29–September 9 for scheduled improvements.

On May 14, 2024, the Oregon Park District Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Sjostrom & Sons for pool construction improvements in the amount of $548,137.  Improvements will include installation of the prepurchased dehumidification unit, renovation of the locker room due to the new unit, replacement of the epoxy flooring, structural concrete repairs, diving board replacement, and roofing and structural supports for the new unit.

Once improvements are completed, the most notable improvement for patrons will be the replacement of the diving board.  Due to the age of the diving board, the District began investigating replacement several years ago.  While researching, staff discovered the diving well does not meet the 11’2” minimum standard set forth by World Aquatics.  The current diving board meets the Illinois Department of Public Health standards, but diving board manufacturers will be unable to sell the District a new board as they are held to standards set forth by World Aquatics.  As a result, the District chose to pursue an aqua climbing wall.  The wall itself will be 3 panels high and will allow for one participant to climb at a time.  During construction, the wall will be moved to the east side of the deep end and will allow for lap swim lanes to be utilized more frequently during multi-use swim times.

Each of these items is included on the District’s 5-year rolling capital improvement plan.

Erin Folk, Executive Director, said, “the improvements included in the upcoming construction project represent a significant investment in infrastructure that enhances the value and lifespan of the pool as a community asset.  Our facility staff has worked alongside the project engineers to carefully plan for these improvements and ensure we meet all regulatory compliance standards.  We are looking forward to the improvements being completed and providing a fun and functional aquatic space for all users.”

Nash Recreation Center passholders that will not be utilizing the facility during the pool closure may turn their passes into the front counter to extend their passes for the length of the closure, 42 days.  Thank you for your understanding while our staff continues to work to provide a quality facility for our patrons.  For questions or more information contact Nash Recreation Center at 815-732-3101.