Well-behaved dogs of all breeds are invited to swim and play in the pool. Be sure to bring a favorite ball or toy – and a camera! Humans may wade, but not swim, with their canine friends. Admission to the dog swim is free with a donation of canned or dry pet food for the Lincoln County Animal Shelter.
Immediately following the dog swim, the Lincoln City Pool will close for fall maintenance Sept. 28 – Oct. 10.
The annual pool closure is later than usual to coincide with work to retrofit the lights in the pool natatorium and gymnasium. The $47,000 project, which was included in the City’s 2015-2016 budget, will involve replacing old halide lights with energy-efficient LED fixtures.
LEDs can help reduce energy use by up to 80 percent and last 20 times longer than halide and incandescent fixtures. LEDs are also twice as bright which will help provide a more appealing look – and there is little to no wait time for the lights to come on again following power bumps. The work will also include motion sensors in the gymnasium and light sensors in the natatorium. In addition, the project qualifies for an incentive (rebate) from EnergyTrust of Oregon.
During the pool closure, the Community Center’s weight room, cardio room, indoor walking/running track, indoor rock climbing wall, basketball gym and meeting rooms will remain open, and all fitness classes will continue as usual.
Aquatic pass holders are welcome and encouraged to use all fitness areas for the duration of the pool closure. A special senior “dry land” class will be held 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays while the pool is empty.
The Senior Center and Senior Mealsite program will also continue to operate while the pool is closed.
The Lincoln City Community Center is located at 2150 NE Oar Place. Hours are 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call 541-994-2131, see www.lincolncity.org or check out the Lincoln City Community Center Facebook page.