The North Whidbey Pool, Park, and Recreation District (NWPPRD) was formed by a vote of our residents in our District boundaries in November 1977 to finance the construction of recreational facilities in North Whidbey. The NWPPRD is a special district, which is a form of local government. Our partnership with the City of Oak Harbor is only for the use of their property where the John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool was built and currently located. We do not receive funding from the City of Oak Harbor for District properties or facilities. Every six (6) years our District residents vote to approve or deny funding for the District. The District boundaries are similar to those of Oak Harbor School District No. 201.
In November 1980 District voters approved a $1,700,000 bond issue for the purpose of constructing a community center that included a swimming pool. The John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool opened in January 1983. The District receives revenue from programs fees and from a levy on property taxes if approved by the voters of the District.
The District also owns and operates Clover Valley Park which is located off of Ault Field Road at the intersection of Oak Harbor St. Clover Valley has an off-leash dog park and two ball fields available for use.
The main pool is a 6-lane and measures 25 meter by 44 feet. The wading pool measures 44 feet by 22 feet. Both pools combined have a capacity of 200,330 gallons of water.
There is also a hot tub, sauna, and male and female locker rooms with showers and lockers for our patrons. There is also a shower on the pool deck for rinsing off before going into the pool and after leaving the pool.