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The Recreation and Aquatic Center will re-open on Friday January 22nd. The 60+ Activity Center will remain closed until further notice.


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Keeley Naughton, Assistant Aquatic Supervisor  

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Tuesday - Friday 7am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday - Monday Closed

New Aquatic Center FAQs

New Pool Frequently Asked Questions

Updated 8/1/2013

Q Who would own and operate the proposed pool?
A The pool will be owned and operated by the City of Newport.
Q What is the proposed location of the pool?
A The proposed pool would be attached to the south side of the Newport Recreation
Center next to the City Hall.
Q How much would the new pool cost to build?
A The architect’s estimate for construction of the pool is $7.97 million.
Q How much would the new pool cost property owners?
A The cost to property owners would be approximately $.45 per $1,000 of assessed
value of a property, and approximately $90 annually.
Q Where would parking be located and is there sufficient parking?
A The existing parking around the facility would be reconfigured and increased to
accommodate routine use of the facility.
Q What temperature would the pools be?
A The warm water pool temperature will be approximately 89 degrees, and the
temperature of the lap pool will be approximately 82 degrees.
Q Will any additional staff be required to operate the new pool?
A No additional staff will be required, and the current pool staff will be transferred to the
new pool.
Q What would happen to the existing pool?
A The city will close the existing pool and use the building for other purposes or surplus it.
Q If the bond measure passes, when would the new pool be ready for use?
A The new pool would likely open in the summer of 2016.
Q Will the new pool have a water slide and an environmentally friendly (green) roof?
A Neither of these features are budgeted, but could be added if
sufficient funds are made available.