Roanoke Parks and Recreation will be holding a Community Engagement Meeting regarding the renovation of the Washington Park Pool. The meeting will be held at the Gainsboro Library on Monday, May 8 beginning at 6:00 PM.
Washington Park Pool was originally built in the 1970s and the renovation project is part of the Department’s Master Plan developed in 2019. In a 2021 study, Washington Park Pool was ranked highest in terms of citizen support for renovation out of all the Department’s recreation centers and pools.
After a busy summer, the pool closed in August 2022 to prepare for demolition and rebuilding. Prior to its closure, a public survey was shared to gather community input regarding the design features of the future pool. Over 1,500 responses to the survey were collected, the results of which will be available during the meeting along with additional project details.