Building a Better Pool for Ashland

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Making a splash, learning new moves, pool parties, relaxing and feeling good. No wonder community pools matter.

Swimming Lessons

Learning to swim is a life skill—and a survival skill. Drowning is the leading cause of death in Oregon for children four and under.

Lap swimming may be the best exercise ever. At the Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool, the first swimmers take their lanes at 5:30 a.m., the last at 7:00 p.m.

Water Polo

Water polo is one of the world's toughest sports. Ashland High School's water polo teams compete at the highest level, but they can't host meets: the Daniel Meyer Memorial pool isn't deep enough.

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News Flash: Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission approves plans for a new pool!

Since 1983, Ashland’s Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool has offered a cold splash against the summer heat, swimming lessons, lap and recreational swimming, water polo, gentle swim for seniors and more. Thirty-seven years later, it has aged out and public swimming in Ashland is at a cross roads.

For the past year, a Pool Ad-Hoc Committee appointed by the Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission has surveyed residents and conducted listening sessions to gain community-wide input on what to do—from making simple repairs to imagining a year-round aquatic facility. 

This September, the Pool Ad-Hoc Committee submitted their final recommendations to the Ashland Parks and Recreation Commissioners. The five commissioners were unanimous in their support of the committee’s recommendations and have started developing a funding and site design plan. They aim to have the new pool open for business in the summer of 2020.

(CLICK HERE to see the full recommendations.)

Building a better pool requires community-wide input and investment. Please join us in this vital campaign!