Palm Ridge Aquatics Center users will want to make note of an upcoming maintenance closure.


The center will close for about eight weeks beginning Friday, June 1, as crews begin replacing the indoor pool trench drain and resurfacing the deck. As always, the Rec Centers’ primary concern is resident safety. Availability to non-construction areas of the center will be allowed as much as feasible. However, residents are advised to use caution in the area and heed all safety signs and closures.


In the initial phase of the project, the current drain – which is cracking, not draining properly and creating a safety hazard – will be removed from the perimeter of the pool and spa area. This involves cutting into concrete that holds the drain in place. Due to the complexity of this task and the equipment and dust involved, the outdoor pool, walking track, and fitness center also will be closed at various times throughout the project.


The second phase of the project will begin July 1, and incorporates heavy construction activities, including pouring concrete and providing a new decorative deck surface.


Additional items to be completed during this closure include remodeling the monitor’s station to meet ADA requirements, cleaning of the building, addition of a new water valve to separate the activity building from the pool building and repairs to the indoor pool handrail.


While subject to change as work is under way, the following schedule and alternate arrangements have been put into place:


  • June 1 through July 31, outdoor pool closed.
  • June 1 through June 13, building closed until 4 p.m. for indoor pool deck demolition work. Walking track and fitness center open from 4 to 9 p.m.
  • June 14 through July 1, walking track and fitness center open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • July 2 through July 14, remodel of monitor station to meet ADA requirements, building closed.
  • July 15 through July 31, walking track and fitness center open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.


During periods when the indoor walking track is closed, the Summit Hall will be open for walking. Dates and times will be posted on the Summit Hall doors in the Activity building.


To make up for the absence of children’s pool hours at Palm Ridge during the 8-week closure, hours at the Beardsley Pool have been modified. Children’s hours at Beardsley will be 3 to 8 p.m. daily.


Pickleball users will be diverted to an alternate entrance to the courts when required by construction activities. No vehicle traffic or cart parking will be allowed in or along the roundabout driveaway during this project. Parking lots will not be affected.


The Rec Centers appreciates members’ patience during this important maintenance project. Please watch for announcements or signage at Palm Ridge, which will alert you to any changes to this schedule.