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Sunset Swim Center closes Saturday for seismic upgrades, repairs

The Sunset Swim Center next to Sunset High School at 13707 N.W. Science Park Drive will close on Saturday for scheduled seismic updates and other capital improvements and not reopen until Monday, June 4.

The closest available district pool for patrons during the closure will be the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center, 15707 S.W. Walker Road. It is open weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

As part of the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District's 2008 bond measure, the facility will receive a number of seismic upgrades, including reconstruction of internal walls, replacement of a section of the roof and the addition of exterior windows and a vestibule at the pool's entry.

'This is one of several bond-funded projects we're undertaking to improve structural stability in our buildings,' said Dave Chrisman, park district superintendent of maintenance operations. 'In each case, our buildings will be made safer for our patrons and employees in the event of an earthquake.'

Non-bond funds will be used to make other improvements to the facility. Sunset's pool tank will be resurfaced and a non-skid coating will be applied to the center's dressing rooms and hallways.

Sunset Swim Center is one of six year-round aquatic facilities the district operates.

'We regret the temporary inconvenience, but this project will ensure a safer environment for our Sunset patrons and employees while providing other improvements, too,' Chrisman said. 'We look forward to reopening the pool June 4 in time for the busy summer season.'

THPRD closed Sunset for two months in the spring of 2009 to repair the concrete air circulation tunnel that encircles the pool. It was the district's first project using 2008 bond measure funds. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.



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