Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Where's the Bricks?

I just received notice that the bricks have finally been shipped. They should be here next week and we hope to have them installed within a few weeks. It's unfortunate that they couldn't be in the ground for opening day, but things were delayed at the manufacturer. Thanks again to eveyone who contributed.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


The Grand Opening was a success! Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and people were really excited about the new pool. We had to turn folks away later in the afternoon as we reached our maximum capacity of 170, but hopefully they were able to come back on Sunday and take advantage of the free swimming.

Thanks to everyone for all their help in putting the event together an making it such a success. The high school jazz band and the Kiwanis were great. Thanks again to eveyone for all your help!

This blog will go inactive for the time being as my focus returns to other City business. Thanks for following the construction process. I hope you've enjoyed the updates, I know I've had a good time putting it together.

The phone at the pool is now active 541-935-4390

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The final product!

Just a few final photos of the site. We hope to be open this Saturday, but we still have a couple of hurdles to get over. Everyone is running around trying to make it all happen and there's a million things to do, but hopefully we'll be good to go by Saturday morning.

If you've been trying to call the pool number given in the rec guide, it's not active yet. We've had a few setbacks in that department but we'll figure something out in the interim if we have to.

Now if we can just get some sun!!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pool To Open June 19th

If all goes according to schedule, the pool will be open for business on Saturday June 19th. This is our "soft open" so that we can ease into the operations of the new facility prior to the craziness of the grand opening on June 26th. The soft opening has not been advertised at all, so for those of you following the blog, we invite you to come see the new facility before the opening day crowds.

Information of fees, schedules and other summer programs is now available in our Recreation Guide which will be widely distributed soon. The link to the right will open a copy of the Rec Guide.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Braving the threat of rain, the plaster guys were in town today to put the final touches on the pool. A crew from Texas spent the day feverishly spreading bright white plaster. The rains held off just long enough to allow the plaster to set. Tomorrow, we'll fill the pool with water and the pool itself will be done. Then we fire up the pumps and boilers and work out any kinks in the chemical feed and circulation systems.

This was the last major step to open the pool. It's all finishing touches from here on out. For those of you following the progress, we've held off publicizing the grand opening until we were sure, but I think its safe to say,

JUNE 26TH AT 12:30!!!

Saturdays festivities will include music, tours of the facility, and BBQ food provided by the Fern Ridge Kiwanis. Proceeds will go to providing low income scholarships for local kids to enroll in swim lessons. We will open the facility to the public FREE OF CHARGE all weekend long. Come check out the new facility and help us celebrate this great addition to our community!

I'll continue to post updates including the adopted fees and swimming lesson schedule. Also look for more details in the Summer Recreation Guide which will be available all over Veneta in the next couple weeks.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Almost done!

The landscaping is done, the building is almost finished, and we are just days away from having water in the pool. We just need the rain to let up for a few days so the pool builders can lay on the final plaster inside the pool itself. After that, we fire it up. Staff has been busy with staffing and programming, as well as making sure we have all the signs, cleaning supplies, and other equipment we need on opening day. We still hope for a June 26th grand opening, but we are pretty much at the mercy of the weather at this point. I notice lots of people driving by to look at the facility so hopefully word is getting around. We will have some new signs out on Highway 126 shortly, and will start really promoting the opening as soon as we are sure of the date.