The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's Harman Swim Center, which has been closed the past two months for extensive renovation, will officially reopen to the public on Monday, Feb. 8.
The pool, named in honor of Beaverton swim legend Rod Harman, will be open 6 am to 9 pm as part of its regular Monday-Thursday schedule. Hours on Friday will be 6 am to 6 pm, Saturday 8 am to 2 pm, and Sunday 11 am to 6:30 pm. As before, lap swim, open swim and family swim will be offered daily at the six-lane, 25-yard pool.
Harman Swim Center is located at 7300 SW Scholls Ferry Road, near the Washington Square shopping mall.
“We’re excited to reopen,” said Heath Wright, Harman Swim Center supervisor. “Everything looks great and we think our patrons will enjoy all the improvements we’ve made.”
On Sunday, Feb. 7, the day before the official reopening, Wright and his staff will hold a public open house from 1:30 to 3 pm, followed by a free open swim from 3 to 5 pm. Everyone is welcome.
The $330,000 project was funded through THPRD’s annual capital budget. Workers resurfaced the pool tank, rebuilt the pool gutters and replaced the gutter tile, and recoated the pool deck and dressing room floors with a non-skid epoxy. They also replaced the tile in the showers, installed a new front desk to make it ADA-compliant, replaced the lobby carpet, and repainted several areas.
Harman Swim Center is the warmest of THPRD’s six indoor pools. The water is heated to 89 degrees, making it particularly well suited to very young children and seniors. It’s also popular with patients recovering from surgery; in fact, a class called Healing Waters is consistently well attended.
But Harman also provides a full range of aquatic programs, including swimming lessons and water-based fitness classes. For more information, call the center at 503-629-6314.
“We’re anxious to welcome everyone back,” Wright said. “With this renovation, we should be set to serve the public for a long time.”
THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning about 50 square miles and serving nearly 240,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of widely diverse classes, more than 90 park sites with active recreational amenities, 60 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and 1,400 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.
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|Date: February 1, 2016
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