City of Arvada, Apex Park and Recreation District, Jeffco Public Schools select OLC to lead Future of Meyers Pool Project
The City of Arvada, Apex Park and Recreation District and Jeffco Public Schools announce OLC Architecture, Interiors and Aquatics as the architecture and interior design firm to lead the George J. Meyers Swimming Center (7900 Carr St.) project. OLC is an international award-winning architecture and interior design firm with offices in Denver, Orlando, Cairo and Tokyo. Meyers Pool is a unique 50-meter aquatics facility that hosts a wide variety of users from competitive swimming events to recreational lap swimmers and swim classes. The City of Arvada owns and Apex Park and Recreation District operates and maintains the facility. The facility is home to North Jeffco Swim Club, a 300+ member youth competitive swimming club and five Jeffco Public Schools high school swim teams that use the pool as their home facility for practices and meets.
As Meyers Pool reaches the end of its lifespan, the City, Apex and Jeffco Schools have decided to replace the center with a new 50-meter natatorium. These partners have worked with the community to understand the needs for updating the pool facilities. After years of planning, the design and construction of the new swimming center is ready to move forward.
The design process is currently underway. This process incorporates a variety of the previous feedback provided by pool users about their needs and desires for the next iteration of Meyers Pool. Prior to construction, there will be opportunities for the community to engage with the design team to understand the plan and ask questions about the project. Please refer to the project webpage or sign up for project emails to stay informed about these opportunities.
Pool users and local residents were also consulted about the location for the new pool. The community resoundingly shared a desire to keep the pool in the same location. During construction, the current pool will remain open. The new pool will be built in the existing parking lot. After the new pool is operational, the existing pool will be demolished and a new parking lot built on the site. This will cause impacts to parking during construction. A parking plan will be developed and communicated with pool users and local residents to ease this disruption.
For more information about the Meyers Pool replacement project, please visit arvada.org/the-future-of-meyers-pool.
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