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Proposed Community Recreation Center

 

PROPOSED NEW COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER

The Cascade Swim Center opened in 1979 to accommodate an approximate

population of around 6,500. The district currently serves a population of roughly

45,000.  The Cascade Swim Center is on land that is leased from the Redmond

School District.  RAPRD also partners with the Redmond Senior Center and

Redmond School District to offer recreation programming at their facilities.  


The Cascade Swim Center is operating at capacity, and is serving a growing

community with limited space and amenities. Having one body of water, limits the

uses that can be accommodated, and restricts operable water temperatures. 

 

RAPRD is seeking voter approval for a $49 million general obligation bond in

November 2022 to construct a community recreational center on property RAPRD

owns on SW 35th and Lava.  If the bond measure passes, a new facility would

accommodate a wide variety of recreational, fitness, and therapeutic activities. The

multi-use spaces of the new aquatic facilities would allow for warmer temperatures

for children and seniors, while accommodating cooler temperatures at both the

Cascade Swim Center pool and a new 25-meter pool at the new community center,

for fitness swimmers and competitive programs. The new recreation center would

provide a variety of amenities for multiple, cross-generational activities, to occur.  

The voters will also be asked to consider a 5-year local option levy to assist with

operational costs of this new facility. 

The preliminary design and facility amenities were developed during three

community meetings that were hosted by RAPRD between January 2022 and April

2022.  The purpose of these  meetings was to gather input from the community on

what amenities were important to them for an new community recreation center.  

Attendees reviewed the preliminary concept plans for the proposed recreation

facility and provided input on conceptual plans during each of these meeting. 

The report from this outreach and design process can be accessed by clicking here.


If the bond measure passes, the potential amenities of the new facility would be:

  • Warm water, multi use pool with zero depth entry, lazy river for recreation and                                                         resistance walking, aquatic fitness/therapy accommodations, water slide and                                                                             play features.

  • 25 meter – 8 lane pool

  • Multi-use gymnasium, with one high school size basketball court/2 middle school                                                             sized courts that could be used for a variety of activities requiring indoor                                                                          gym   space, such as pickleball, volleyball, etc.

  • Raised, indoor track around gymnasium to accommodate year round walking                                                                      and running.

  • Group fitness room(s) for classes

  • Cardio and weight equipment room.

  • Bouldering wall

  • Multi-function room spaces for classes, music programs, art, cooking, STEM,                                                                    CPR/FA training, and public meeting space that could also be rented out for                                                                    private events or meetings.

  • Teaching kitchen

If the bond and levy measures pass, the new facility would be a comprehensive

health, recreation, and wellness center that would be an accessible resource for the

entire community, regardless of age, income or ability.

If the Bond and Levy Measures Pass:


Bond amount: $49 million.


Estimated individual tax impact:

 

  • Bond: $0.56 per $1000 of assessed value

    • If a property is assessed at an assessed value of $225,000 the property tax                                                                          assessed on a monthly basis would be $10.50.

  • 5 year Local Option Levy: $0.24 per $1000 of assessed value.

    • If a property is assessed at an assessed value of $225,000 the property tax                                                            assessed on a monthly basis would be $4.50.

 

If both the Bond and Levy passes and if a property is assessed at an assessed value

of $225,000 the property tax assessed on a monthly basis would be $15.

If the Bond and Levy Measures Fail:

 

Bond:  Taxes for the bond will not be assessed.  The new facility would not be built. 

Levy:  Taxes for the levy would not be assessed and the district would continue to operate with the current tax rate.

If the bond passes and the levy fails the district may place the levy on a future ballot.

If the levy passes and the bond fails the district would not impose the levy.