Chehalem Aquatic Center

Chehalem Aquatic Center

Newberg, OR 2019

Project Description

The Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center opened in 1970 and immediately became a point of pride within the community. Over the years, the community began to outgrow the original facility as recreational needs increased and evolved. In 2015, planning began for a new aquatic center that would meet the needs of the Newberg community for the next 50 years.

The pool was designed to have something for everyone in the community, from child to adult and youth club athletes to NCAA-caliber competitors. As such, the pool was designed and constructed to have three separate but connected recreational zones. A wading zone includes an 18-inch-deep area with dumping buckets, a climbable fire engine with water cannons and a slide, and a squirting fire hydrant. A stretch 25-meter pool was designed for NCAA and NFHS water polo and competitive swim events. A bulkhead helps create numerous pool layout options for the facility's varied use by community members.

Project Details

Architect: Scott Edwards Architecture
Construction Cost: $19 million
Square Feet: 40,390
Occupancy: June 2018

Filtration Systems - : Neptune Benson Inc.

Lane Markers: Recreonics Inc.

Lane Markers - : Competitor Swim

Architect Of Record

Scott Edwards Architecture
Portland, OR

Aquatic Engineer

St. Louis, MO