The pool is now open on a temporary schedule!

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Our temporary schedule starts on Wednesday, October 10th! Please visit the Fees and Schedules tab to view the schedule. 

Press Release - September 24, 2018

  

The North Whidbey Pool, Park, and Recreation District plans to reopen the John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool in October with a limited schedule. District staff are in the process of hiring and training employees and restarting facility operations. The public opening date and temporary schedule will be announced when the facility is operational.


During an August 17th special meeting, the Board of Commissioners voted to reopen the pool on a limited basis as soon as an Interim Director was hired and received pledges from civic organizations in the amount of $80,000. The Rotary Club of Oak Harbor and the North Whidbey Community Pool and Recreation Foundation each pledged $25,000 and Mayor Bob Severns of the City of Oak Harbor committed money to complete the $80,000 threshold to reopen. 


An additional $40,000 is still needed to keep the pool open continuously when the levy measure succeeds. The District will receive the first levy distribution in April 2019. If the November 6th levy ballot measure fails, the pool will close in November due to lack of the needed operating funds.


The Oak Harbor High School Girls Swim Team began practicing in the pool Monday September 24th. The temperature in the pool was in the 70s; the spirits were high after using various other pools for swim practice for the past month. This is the first step to reopening the facility as the water heats up, the District checks their equipment, and operations are restored. 


Oak Harbor resident, Rex Coryell, was unanimously chosen by the board to fill the Interim Director position. His background in education and community recreation will be strong assets in getting the facilities and programs up and running again. He brings "a new face, expectations, and the blending of new ideas" to the District. 


The District is seeking 20 cents per $1,000 assessed property value on the November 6th ballot to restore operations at its current facilities and to expand recreation opportunities for the North Whidbey community. 


The fee schedule for temporary operations and additional details will be discussed during the regular monthly board meeting Thursday, September 27th at 6:30 PM at the pool. The public is welcome to attend.


Please refer to the District website (www.oakharborpool.com) or Facebook page for the most up to date information on the reopening. 

 

About Us

  

North Whidbey Pool, Park and Recreation District operates the taxpayer-supported John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool, and the Clover Valley ballfields and off-leash dog park in Oak Harbor, Washington. Our patrons enjoy a multitude of aquatic programming for people of all ages to enhance their fitness and health.

Get Involved

The North Whidbey Community Pool & Recreation Foundation is doing fundraising to hopefully allow us to open on a limited basis. If you want to help them with their efforts to raise funds please contact Juli Leete to see how you can be part of reopening our pool. 


  

For information regarding the current levy campaign, to get involved and be part of revitalizing the pool and District programs, please contact

 Commissioner Pat Hardin.

Employment Opportunities

North Whidbey Pool, Park, and Recreation District is currently seeking Certified Lifeguards for John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool. If you are interested in a postion with the District, please submit your resume to admin@oakharborpool.com

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North Whidbey Pool, Park & Recreation District

85 Southeast Jerome Street, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

(360) 675-7665

Hours

Front Desk Hours:

Monday & Wednesday 6:00am-10:00am & 5:00-8:00pm

Friday 5:00-9:00pm

Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm & 4:00-6:00pm

Sunday 12:00-3:00pm


For assistance outside of these hours: Please call 360.675.7665 and leave a detailed message; we will get back to you within 48 hours. You may also email Rex Coryell or  Julie Millang for assistance.  


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Public Records Requests

To make a Public Records Request please contact our Public Records Officer, Julie Millang for the necessary forms.