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Spray Ground Coming to Finley Aquatic Center 2023!

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Planning and Construction

Finley Aquatic Center will receive a major upgrade to include the construction of a new, modern a splash pad and spray ground in the general location of the existing wading pool to surround pool deck and lawn areas. The exciting new spray ground will provide a multi-generational water play experience featuring an assortment of elements including a central water dump, water cannons, and a variety of other automatic and manually operated spray features.

The splash pad will be central to the design along the south edge of the aquatics center, with lawn and shaded picnic areas on either side. In addition, the project scope includes a new mechanical room, landscaping, and upgrades to adjacent pool deck areas, enabling access to the new facility and throughout the aquatic center swim area to be fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and allow for seamless movement between the spray ground and the existing pools.

Project Features

  • 16 interactive, recirculating spray features such as dripping palm trees, water cannons, deck sprayers, a super soaker, spraying arches, a waterfall, a water activity table, and a variety of other automatic and manually operated elements.
  • Two new reservable picnic areas with tables and shade covers for birthday parties and community events.
  • New concrete pool decks to provide enhanced, ADA compliant accessibility and to replace the existing deck area which is aging and failing.
  • New tropical-themed landscaping, including palm trees, to create an enticing tropical paradise.

Project Schedule

Plans for the project are currently being finalized for approval. We anticipate the project going out to bid late summer/early fall of this year and breaking ground by the end of the year. Project completion is scheduled for Summer of 2023. Please check back for future updates.

Project Schedule  
Design Complete Late Summer 2022
Request for Bids Early Fall 2022
Construction Begins Fall/Winter 2022
Construction Complete Summer 2023

Aquatic Center Closure & Program Availability

Finley Aquatic Center will be closed during construction. Finley aquatic programs displaced during closure will be held at the city’s Ridgway Swim Center as scheduling availability allows. For current information on the city’s aquatics programming, visit: srcity.org/Aquatics. Additionally, pool users may consider options available at other local community pools, such as the new Olympic sized pool at Santa Rosa Junior College, which is available for use through enrollment – search for aquatics classes with the Kinesiology Department at classes.santarosa.edu/.

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