Our Fall/Winter Schedule is currently suspended; please see below for more information. Thank you.
North Whidbey Park and Recreation District would like to thank our valued patrons and community members that have supported us for the last 35 years! Teaching children to swim and the importance of water safety has been one of the goals of John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool since the facility opened in 1983. We recognize the recreation and fitness benefits of an aquatic facility are imperative to the health and wellness of many of our patrons. Our programs and partner programs –lap swim, water aerobics, open swim, swim school, Oak Harbor High School swim teams, SPIN Café shower program, NWAC Swim Team, Dragon Boaters, Skagit Valley College PE classes, kayaking, family events – all contribute to an enhanced quality of life for our community.
We would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to those who voted in support of our Maintenance and Operations Renewal Levy on Tuesday, November 7th! Regrettably, we did not achieve a supermajority of votes required to successfully pass the Levy.
Effective Monday, November 13, 2017, North Whidbey Park and Recreation District will suspend nearly all aquatic activities at John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool – including, but not limited to, Lap Swim, Open Swim, Water Aerobics and Swim School.
Operating an aquatic facility such as John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool is very costly. Without the financial support generated by our Maintenance and Operations Levy, fiscally responsible pricing would be too cost prohibitive to the vast majority of our patrons. We will investigate every viable option for reopening the facility, possibly with limited operations, and we will be actively developing non-aquatic programs to serve the community.
Clover Valley Dog Park and Ball Fields will remain accessible to the community for the immediate future. Visitors should expect to see the possible removal of the portable toilet and trash receptacles; water for the area will also be turned off. Please plan accordingly when visiting the dog park and ball fields.
Again, thank you for 35 years of support and patronage! We sincerely hope to forge a path forward allowing our highly valued aquatics programs to resume so we can serve our community!