Conestoga celebrates aquatic expansion
The Conestoga Recreation and Aquatic Center will hold an open house on Wednesday to celebrate its bond measure-funded expansion and service improvement project.
The public is invited to the free event, which will run from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Conestoga is located at 9985 S.W. 125th Ave. in South Beaverton, adjacent to Southridge High School.
Highlights will include free use of the new splash pad and fitness room, free swimming in Conestogas two pools, a free hot dog meal, guided tours, displays, prizes and information.
A brief dedication ceremony will be held starting at 6 p.m. Speakers include U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici and Beaverton Mayor Dennis Doyle as well as Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District officials.
Owned and operated by the park district, Conestoga provides a wide variety of recreational classes, programs, special events and other activities for all age groups. The facility has been heavily used by the public since its opening in 1998.
When THPRD submitted a bond measure to voters in November 2008, $5.3 million of it was earmarked for renovation and expansion of Conestoga. The measure passed, and construction of the Conestoga project began June 14, 2011. The center remained open throughout the construction period and all major work was finished by mid-July. A few minor issues are being addressed now and completion of the bond project is expected by the end of August.
For more information about the open house, or for inquiries about recreational programs and activities at Conestoga, call the center at 503-629-6313.