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.
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.
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.
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.