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VIDEO: A sneak peek inside Truckee’s $9.2 million aquatic center

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District is ready to make a splash — literally.

In one month, over Labor Day Weekend, the district is scheduled to open the brand-new Truckee Aquatic Center, which is in final stages of construction next to the Recreation Center at 8924 Donner Pass Road.

"We're real excited," said Steve Randall, TDRPD general manager. "And I think the community is going to be very surprised. I think most people equate what we're doing with the swimming pool at the (Truckee) high school.

"I think when they come in and see this and how large of a facility this is, they're going to be quite surprised."

Indeed, the 26,000-square-foot Truckee Aquatic Center, a $9.2 million project being built by Reno-based Building Solutions, Inc., will be more than just a swimming pool.

The center will include a 10-lane competition lap pool measuring 25 yards, as well as a warm-water pool with a temperature of 90 degrees.

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"One of the things we had at our old pool (at the high school) was it was one temperature for all," Randall said. "With the warm water with kids, it just makes it a lot easier; they won't get cold because they're standing around when they're taking lessons."

The warm-water pool — serving senior fitness, those rehabbing from leg injuries and those learning to swim — will feature a beach-like entry, two lap lanes, a lazy river, a splash pad and two water slides, including a 12-foot spiral slide as well as an airplane-shaped slide for small children.

"It's an aquatics program that will have a little bit of everything," Randall said. "Lap swimming, lessons, recreation, water polo, diving, all the various things that you do within an aquatics center — so it will be full-blown."

Additionally, the center will include a party room and an outdoor patio, which will feature lounge chairs, a fire pit and barbecue grills, Randall said.

"It will be a place to get out of the pool to relax in the summertime, enjoy the sun," Randall said. "In the wintertime, they can have parties, stand around the fire, that type of thing."

Randall also noted that Truckee-based Streamscapes donated a stream that is currently being built outside of the facility.

Inside the Truckee aquatic center

Entry fees

Drop-in: $6 adult resident; $8 adult non-resident; $4 child resident; $6 child non-resident

Monthly: $50 adult resident; $75 adult non-resident; $25 child resident; $35 child non-resident

Quarterly: $120 adult resident; $60 child resident

Annual: $390 adult resident; $180 child resident

More online: Visit tdrpd.org to learn more about the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District.