Engineering and architectural inspections have shown that significant renovations are necessary.
Now, it’s time to upgrade!
Renovations will make it safer, and more durable and appealing, as well as improve its water and energy efficiency.
The Pool was constructed as an outdoor pool in the 1940s. In the 1960s it was partially enclosed and a bathhouse was constructed. In 1973, the pool was fully enclosed and the current bathhouses were attached to the main building.
A Conceptual Design Study and Master Plan have been developed, which include:
- A new main building structure.
- An expanded and deepened pool.
- A new fitness center.
- Updated ADA compliant changing rooms with an added private changing room.
- Return flow gutters for the pool water system.
- A new community multipurpose room for meetings, parties, classes, and other events.
- A new mechanical room with new and refurbished equipment for increased efficiency.
- Improved lobby, office and public areas.
The Directors of the Greater Toledo Pool Recreation District, and the Friends of the Greater Toledo Pool (with the Toledo Community Foundation) have initiated a fundraising campaign for the new pool.
We are seeking support from individuals, foundations, businesses, tribal, and government sources that appreciate the value which the Greater Toledo Pool offers the members of our rural Lincoln County community.
The property tax of $0.77/$1,000, will pay for the ongoing operation and maintenance of the pool far into the future.
The most economical path to the new pool is to complete all of the new construction over the same time period. This will greatly shorten the time that the pool will be unavailable to the community and avoid many of the increased costs due to inflation and repeated construction contracts.
In May of 2017, the citizens voted to establish the Greater Toledo Pool Recreation District, ensuring the pool continues to serve generations for years to come.
Our community values the pool. It is vital to our quality of life, benefitting our children, teenagers, families, and senior citizens.
The District includes rural areas of East Lincoln County including Eddyville and Elk City, will beyond the Toledo city limits. Many citizens from the wider District use and depend on the pool for its recreation, health and fitness benefits.
What does the pool provide for the community?
Public Safety | Through lifesaving swim lessons, fire fighter and law enforcement water rescue training, and lifeguard training.
Recreation | For kids and families, one of the best activities families can do together.
Therapeutic Exercise | For seniors, children, and adults with limited mobility or other special needs.
Health & Wellness Benefits | From exercise classes and lap swimming.
Swim Lessons | For elementary schools and Head Start, summer sessions and individuals.
Swim Teams | Providing Training and a practice location for the High School Swim Team and sponsoring a summer and afterschool Youth Swim Club.
Venue | For special events and community meetings.