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City of Reno announces opening dates for two pools

Northwest Pool will close for roof replacement project

Post Date:06/03/2014 1:54 PM
The City of Reno will open two of its four pools to the public this month, while another will be closed for the season due to construction.
  • Idlewild Pool (1805 Idlewild Drive) opens to the public on Saturday, June 7. Public swim times are Monday through Friday, 1-3:45 p.m.; Saturday 1-5 p.m.; and Sunday 1-4 p.m. In addition, Idlewild Pool will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Saturday, June 14. The pool will be closed June 27-29 and September 5-6.
  • Traner Pool (1600 Carville Drive) opens to the public on Saturday, June 14. Public swim times are 1-4 p.m. daily through July 13.
  • The City’s indoor pool at Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center (1301 Valley Road) is currently open Monday through Saturday. Public swim takes place on Saturdays from noon to 2:30 p.m.
The daily fee to swim is $5 for adults, $3 for youth and $2 for children/seniors. Season passes are available as well. The City also offers public swimming lessons; early registration is encouraged. To register, or for more information, visit Reno.gov or call 334-INFO.
  • The Northwest Pool, the City’s other indoor pool, will close on Friday, June 6 for a roof replacement project and other upgrades. The anticipated completion date is some time at the end of October. City Council approved the roof replacement project on April 30, 2014. Background on that decision is below.
Council unanimously approved to award a contract to Reyman Bros. Construction for the Northwest Pool roof reconstruction and ADA upgrades in an amount not to exceed $1,104,484.98. Most of those dollars will come from Capital Maintenance Programs and the ADA Capital Improvement Program.

The building, located in the Kings Row neighborhood, was constructed in 1976 and still has the original roof. The roof was designed to open for ventilation and natural light but has not been operable for a number of years.

Another area of need is to update the aging locker room showers. Currently, there is not an ADA-compliant shower in either locker room nor is there any privacy for showering or changing. This project will install four more private showers and changing rooms in each locker room.
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