Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility Improvements

Page updated on May 24, 2021 at 1:29 PM


Project Description

The Chinquapin Park Recreation Center and Aquatics Facility will close on Saturday, June 26 through Monday, September 6, 2021, to facilitate several planned facility improvements and annual cleaning. The scope of the facility improvements is highly invasive and requires the temporary full closure of the facility to ensure public safety, reduce costs, and shorten the improvement period to minimize community impact. These dates were selected because residents heavily use the City’s outdoor pools during the summer months.  

The Chinquapin Park Recreation Center and Aquatics Facility will reopen on Tuesday, September 7. Some planned long-duration improvement projects will continue after reopening.

Location

3210 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302

Status

Planning and Design

Schedule

Saturday, June 26 through Monday, September 6, 2021, with some long-duration projects continuing through 2022.

Planned facility improvements and cleaning include: 

  • Replastering and cleaning of Chinquapin’s Rixse Memorial Pool. This will improve the longevity, cleanliness, water conservation, appearance, and safety of the pool shell for several years. 
  • Replacement of the pool and locker room tile flooring. This will improve the safety, cleanliness, and appearance of the pool deck and locker rooms.
  • Removal of the wooden pool deck bleachers, which have reached the end of their lifespan and can no longer be safely used.
  • Refinishing and painting of the pool ceiling to improve appearance, cleanliness, lighting, and air quality.  
  • Replacement of flooring that had reached the end of their safe lifespans in all club rooms and administrative suites. These replacements will improve the functionality, appearance, safety, and comfort of the spaces.
  • Annual deep cleaning and disinfection of the entire facility to provide a safe and clean space for users and employees upon reopening
  • Start of construction of several new universal changing stalls, which will provide more options for individuals and families for whom the community locker rooms are not the best fit (Chinquapin currently only has one such universal changing area). This project will be ongoing in the Fall of 2021. 
  • Start of construction of a new lifeguard office, which will create a safer and more functional space for the lifeguard rescue team to assist customers who require medical care. This project will be ongoing in the Fall of 2021. 
  • Start of skylight replacements. The new skylights will eliminate leaks, improve energy efficiency, and improve lighting and appearance. This project will be ongoing in the Fall of 2021 through 2022. 

Progress Updates

Check back after June 26 for progress updates and photographs.

Contact

Lindsay Burneson, Regional Program Director, 703.746.5457


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