Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center

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The project is complete and Sheldon Pool opened in October. Stop on by!

An exterior view rendering of what Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center will look like after renovation.

After a year of construction, Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center will reopen in September.

The new facility will include a new indoor therapy pool, a spa and an expanded natatorium, along with improvements to the locker rooms, interior finishes and pool equipment. Work continues on three elements of the facility that need to be completed before the pool can open at full capacity.

“We’re disappointed the project went through a number of delays that prevented the pool from opening sooner, but we’re focused on ensuring each element of the design is safe and functioning properly,” Recreation Services Director Craig Smith said.

Renovating the city’s oldest pool was made possible through the support of the $39 million bond and $3.15 million levy passed in May 2018, which helped Eugene Rec revitalize Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center and Campbell Community Center. Sheldon Pool closed previously in 2010 for seismic upgrades and again in 2012 to repair serious leaks, but a full overhaul of the building ensures the facility can accommodate the growing needs of the community as a key part of the City-wide aquatics program.

For more information about the 2018 Parks and Recreation Bond and Levy or the 30-year System Plan, visit eugparksandrec.org.

After a year of construction, Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center will reopen in September.

The new facility will include a new indoor therapy pool, a spa and an expanded natatorium, along with improvements to the locker rooms, interior finishes and pool equipment. Work continues on three elements of the facility that need to be completed before the pool can open at full capacity.

“We’re disappointed the project went through a number of delays that prevented the pool from opening sooner, but we’re focused on ensuring each element of the design is safe and functioning properly,” Recreation Services Director Craig Smith said.

Renovating the city’s oldest pool was made possible through the support of the $39 million bond and $3.15 million levy passed in May 2018, which helped Eugene Rec revitalize Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center and Campbell Community Center. Sheldon Pool closed previously in 2010 for seismic upgrades and again in 2012 to repair serious leaks, but a full overhaul of the building ensures the facility can accommodate the growing needs of the community as a key part of the City-wide aquatics program.

For more information about the 2018 Parks and Recreation Bond and Levy or the 30-year System Plan, visit eugparksandrec.org.

The project is complete and Sheldon Pool opened in October. Stop on by!

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    Will Eugene Parks & Recreation provide Silver & Fit (or equivalent) passes when Sheldon Pool reopens? If not, why not?

    dvhirst865 asked 5 months ago

    Hello, yes we will offer Silver & Fit again when Sheldon opens.

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    Mid-August has long come and gone, how about an update on the reopening of Sheldon Pool. The lack of communication has been deafening!

    dvhirst865 asked 5 months ago

    Hi @dvhirst865. Sorry to hear that you haven't seen any of our communications about this. We sent a press release out and updated our websites (including this one) and social media on July 28, announcing that Sheldon Pool would open in September. We have a soft opening date of Sept. 26 now and will send out more messaging about this soon. Thanks again for your interest about the reopening.

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    Just stop by the pool and says still closed. Do you have any idea when the pool will open at Sheldon?

    Marc Duyck asked 7 months ago

    Hi Marc,

    We are sending out a big communications push this week announcing that we finally are zeroing in on an opening time. We have been delayed for months because of a confluence of COVID, staff shortages and supply delays. But we can say that Sheldon will be open in mid-September. By mid-August we’ll have the exact date to announce but we felt as if we couldn’t wait until then to say.

    I hope this assuages some of the concerns for now. We truly are empathetic and frustrated with how long this has taken and appreciate your patience.

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    On June 16, Thursday, what are the hours that the 1pass will be sold? Thank you

    Alana asked 8 months ago

    Hi! 1PASS will be on sale at Amazon and Echo Hollow pools as well as Sheldon and Petersen Barn community centers during normal business hours. Please remember the child who you are purchasing the pass for needs to be there so we can take their photo for the card! Thanks for your interest!

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    When will Sheldon Pool open?

    Soup asked 9 months ago

    Hi! We are working through the final pool modifications and hope to have more news about this in the coming weeks, but we're eyeing late spring. Sorry we can't give you a more firm time. If you haven't already, please subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on social media to get the latest. And as soon as we know the actual opening you can also find that at GetRec.org.

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    Please update us on the expected day of reopening the pool. We are so looking forward to using this!

    Judy U. asked 9 months ago

    Hi Judy! We feel your anticipation for the completion of Sheldon! We are also waiting. The latest we can tell you is that they are targeting a late-May opening with a celebration in mid-June. Sorry we don't have an exact date yet, but the moment we're told and are given permission to share, we'll be shouting it from the rooftops. Stay tuned by signing up for our newsletter, following us on social media and checking GetRec.org. Thank you!

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    What day is scheduled for the opening?

    Starfire asked 10 months ago

    Hi! The project is very nearly complete. The construction firm and our project team are just waiting on a few minor things before we can wrap up and prepare it for an opening. We can't promise an opening date quite yet, but we are hoping for sometime in May. Please follow us on social media and or sign up to our newsletter at GetRec.org to get the latest information. Thank you!

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    When will Sheldon open?

    Steve Cooper asked 10 months ago

    Hi! The project is very nearly complete. The construction firm and our project team are just waiting on a few minor things before we can wrap up and prepare it for an opening. We can't promise an opening date quite yet, but we are hoping for sometime in May. Please follow us on social media and or sign up to our newsletter at GetRec.org to get the latest information. Thank you!

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    Is the Sheldon park pool open now April 2022

    Steph asked 10 months ago

    Hi! The project is very nearly complete. The construction firm and our project team are just waiting on a few minor things before we can wrap up and prepare it for an opening. We can't promise an opening date quite yet, but we are hoping for sometime in May. Please follow us on social media and or sign up to our newsletter at GetRec.org to get the latest information. Thank you!

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    Have any plans been made for a grand re-opening ceremony/party/celebration? If so, I'd like to be notified. Thank you.

    NSpradling asked 11 months ago

    Hi! We're in the early stages of planning a reopening celebration. We're aiming for a mid- to late-April opening of the facility, with a reopening celebration to happen in June. As soon as we are ready to share that news, we'll share it on this page as well as GetRec.org, via our email newsletter and social media. Stay tuned!