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The City is currently seeking an economic analysis to assist in making a fiscally prudent decision on if and how to renovate the Community Pool Complex. Even though the City has already commissioned several studies on the potential renovation, the City needs additional information about the anticipated construction as well as ongoing operation and maintenance costs. Given that the City is unable to assume full financial responsibility should the renovation occur, the City is seeking information about the economic viability of various public-private partnerships as well as information about how such partnerships could become a functioning business.
Aquatics Interest Survey - Join the Conversation!
The City of Davis is planning for the future of its aquatic facilities, and is looking to the community to participate in the conversation. Whether or not you have used any of the City's pool facilities in the past, we value your opinions and want you to have a say in the future of your pool facilities, including considering options for the potential renovation of the Community Pool Complex, located adjacent to the Veterans Memorial Center, 203 East 14th Street.
We want to hear from you! This survey should only take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Your input during this planning process will guide the City in determining future priorities for pool amenities, design innovations, and aquatic activities.
The members of the Aquatics Subcommittee and the Recreation & Park Commission greatly appreciate your time and participation in this survey.
Survey responses will be collected through Friday, September 28, 2018. Click below for survey link:
Aquatic Facilities Overview
The City of Davis has long valued the role that aquatics (both competitively and recreationally) play in enhancing the community’s quality of life. As a testament to the importance of these aquatic programs, the community has invested significant public dollars by building and maintaining four public aquatic facilities. This investment is reflective of the City’s ongoing commitment to build upon its substantial aquatics history so that future generations will continue to be provided with high quality and effective aquatic services.
The City’s four public pool complexes include the Arroyo Pool complex (west side of town), Civic Pool (central to downtown), the Community Pool complex (north side of town) and the Manor Pool complex (east side of town). The Arroyo and Manor Pool complexes serve a blend of recreational and competitive swimming activities, whereas the Civic and Community Pool complexes primarily serve competitive aquatic users. The Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) also relies on City aquatic facilities (primarily Arroyo Pool) to meet their aquatic facility needs, for both boys and girls water polo and swim teams.
The City typically offers public aquatic programming at both Arroyo and Manor pool complexes from Memorial Day through the Labor Day weekend, which consists of recreational swim sessions, swim lessons for all ages, aquatic safety training classes, aquatic community events/classes and private pool rentals. Although the City offers only seasonal programming, all four of the City’s aquatic facilities continue to operate beyond the Labor Day weekend in order to accommodate the needs of the six competitive aquatic user groups that partner with the City.
The Arroyo and Civic Pool complexes are generally open year-round, with the exception of a one or two week closure for annual maintenance typically occurring in November or January. The Manor Pool complex generally operates February through November, and usually becomes dormant during the months of December and January. The Community Pool complex is generally used from March through October as part of an exclusive License Agreement with the Davis Aquadarts.
Community Pool Complex Overview
The Community Pool Complex is located at 201 East 14th Street, adjacent to the Davis High School tennis courts. The Community Pool site is bordered on the north and east by Davis Community Park, on the south by the Veterans Memorial Theater, and on the west by Davis High School. The original design for the Community Pool facility dates back to April 1966, and then a multipurpose building was added later to the northern side of the site in 1985. Since 1985, a number of other minor pool renovation and equipment replacement projects have been completed, with the most recent being the re-plastering of the instructional pool in 2014 and the comp/lap pool in March 2018.
The existing site contains a 2,400 square foot bathhouse, which contains both the men’s and women’s dressing areas, toilets and shower areas, administration office and first aid area, and the pool equipment and chemical storage areas. The secondary building is a 1,600 square foot multipurpose building, containing a multipurpose room, concession and storage areas. A berm with spectator seating is located on the south side of the site.
The existing pools at the Community Pool complex include a 6 lane x 25 yard comp/lap pool (approximately 3,300 square foot), a 3,900 square foot instructional pool, and a 400 square foot infant pool. The comp/lap and instructional pools are operational, but the infant pool is not currently in use due to ongoing safety and maintenance concerns. The comp/lap pool incorporates depths of 6’0” to 12’6”, the instructional pool has depths ranging from 2’0” to 4’0”, and the infant pool depth has a uniform depth of 1’0”.
The future of Community Pool has been an ongoing discussion item for over a decade, and came to the forefront of the City Council in 2011, when the facility closed to the public as part of the annual budget adoption process. As a result of the facility closure, several discussions ensued between representatives of the aquatic user groups and City staff, including the possibility of leasing the Community Pool facility during the summer months, and/or rehabilitating the facility into a new 50 meter pool complex.
Below are related documents to assist in better understanding the background and context of this potential project: