Major renovation project closes Marshall pool for six months

Swim class at Marshall Center pool.

The City of Vancouver’s Parks and Recreation Department closed the public swimming pool at the Marshall Community Center Dec. 17 for six months while it undergoes its largest renovation since opening in 1965.

The $2.8 million renovation will include much-needed improvements to the swimming pool, the pool deck and the pool’s mechanical systems. There will also be access improvements, and three individual changing rooms will be added.

In addition to the pool closure, the project will require the full closure of the family changing room.

All other programs and amenities on the Marshall Center campus will remain open and operate as usual during the renovation, including the men’s and women’s locker rooms.

“This is the biggest renovation of the Marshall pool in its 50-plus year history,” explained Marshall/Luepke Community Centers Director Andy Meade. “This pool is well-used by many in the community, and we look forward to reopening it in June 2017, just in time for our popular summer recreation programs.”

During the closure, Marshall Community Center pass holders may use the swimming pool at the Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave. Starting Jan. 2, pass holders also will be able to use the swimming pool at the Washington State School for Blind, 2214 E. 13th St., for early morning lap swims (5:30-7 a.m.) and the Super Fit water exercise class from 6-6:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

For more information about the renovation project, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/MCCPoolProject.