James D. Kriegh Park Pool Expansion Grand Opening

The time has nearly come to celebrate the completion of the aquatic center expansion at the James D. Kriegh Park in Oro Valley. The Oro Valley Town Council approved a total of $5 million in capital improvements to transform the municipal pool at James D. Kriegh Park into one of Southern Arizona’s premier, competition-level facilities. The new aquatic center will also include a splash pad for children and other family-friendly amenities.

To celebrate the completion of this exceptional facility the Town is holding a grand opening Friday, March 15th from 5:00pm – 10:00pm. As the only municipal pool in Oro Valley this is welcome news to area residents in that they can once again enjoy the facilities and at a level never before available. In addition to the recreational aspects of this facility, the town has also built a world class Olympic sized training pool that is already gaining the attention of swimmers worldwide. This pool will host top tier competitive swimming and diving competitions which will create substantial tourism dollars for our local economy. In fact, the facility has already been selected to host the 2014 U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Championships in April over a five-day period. Below are some details on the improvements directly from the Town of Oro Valley’s website:

Project Details

50-meter (Olympic-sized) pool• 6.7’ to 15’ deep
• 18 short-course lanes; 8 long-course lanes
• 1- and 3-meter diving boards and stands
• Competition pole lighting
• Colorado Timing 10-lane scoreboard
• Portable handicap lift for use in both pools

25-yard pool
• 6 lanes, not for competition
• 4’ depth at edges, with 15’ wide step entry area to 3’ depth
• Lane lines, lifeguard chairs, handicap lift, pool cover

Recreation equipment
• Large, spiral slide from a 21’ high platform with run-out
• Shaded splash pad with 3 vertical pieces and 6 ground sprays

• 25’ overall width at 50-meter pool with trench drains for deck drainage
• 10’ minimum width at 25-yard pool entry stairs, up to 25’ width at other areas
• Bleachers on west side with shade structures from original facility

Main building
• Office/Admin area
• Communications room and custodian closet
• Showers/Restrooms: 4 toilet fixtures, 2 sinks, 3 showers per gender plus changing area – no lockers (908 SF+/- combined)
• Multipurpose room (420 SF +/-)
• Lifeguard room
• Family changing room with enclosed toilets, changing, showers and sinks
• Concessions area
• Heating and air conditioning in all areas including restrooms

Stephen Woodall
REALTOR, GRI @ Long Realty Company
Stephen has made real estate his full-time career and passion since 2008, primarily specializing in the Foothills & the Northwest Tucson areas of Oro Valley and Marana. He is a multi-million dollar producer, representing both sellers & buyers. Stephen has tremendous experience in new home sales, listing & selling primary residences, listing & selling vacant land, listing & selling luxury homes, investment properties, rentals, and real estate development parcels.

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