Estes Valley Aquatics Center Will Reopen December 4, 2017

Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), provider of numerous recreational and community activities in Estes Valley, is excited to announce the reopening of the Estes Valley Aquatics Center (EVAC) on December 4, 2017. 

To celebrate the reopening, EVRPD is offering a few free options. Lap swim times and fitness classes will be free December 4 to 8. There will be a free open swim on December 19 and December 21.

The EVAC closed on May 19, 2017 to perform required maintenance, begin remodeling of the facility and to connect it to the new Estes Valley Community Center. Due to a few delays during the discovery phase of construction, the opening was delayed but additional improvements were added to the project.

“We were disappointed to see the 33-year-old building needed more attention than we anticipated but were happy we could make all of the necessary repairs along with adding some new upgrades,” said Tom Carosello, Executive Director of Estes Valley Recreation and Park District. “We upgraded and remodeled the locker rooms, installed a new HVAC system to help reduce the temperature and humidity levels in the building, installed a new sound system, resurfaced the pool deck, and installed new ceiling fans and brighter LED lights.”

Built in 1984, the Estes Valley Aquatics Center offered the community of and visitors to Estes Park a year-round option for swimming. It also provided a facility for the Estes Park High School swim and dive team for practice and competitions.

Over the years, however, the pool has been whipped by wind, pecked by northern flickers and seen a lot of use.

“The remodel and repairs were a necessary part of making the aquatics facility part of the new community center,” said Teresa Jackson, Manager of Community Center Operations. “But that meant we were able to not only make the necessary repairs but update many of the outdated features of the building such as the audio system, the records board, pump room and more.”

The pool will reopen at 6 a.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017. Passholders that have punches left on their cards will be able to use those towards swim time starting December 4. New memberships or renewals can be purchased at the Estes Valley Aquatics Center, located at 660 Community Drive in Estes Park, during business hours.

For information about hours, swim times, fitness classes and membership rates, visit evrpd.com/aquatics or call Caitlin Dudley, Aquatics Supervisor, at 970-586-2340.

For more information about the new community center, visit evrpd.com or call Teresa Jackson at 970-586-7556.