An illustration of the Eureka Recreation Center, which should open summer 2013.Courtesy of Eureka Parks and Recreation
UPDATED Aug. 2, 2013: The opening of The Timbers of Eureka, the city of Eureka's new recreation facility, has been delayed. An opening date has yet to be announced, but the city's parks and recreation department has confirmed the pool will not open for the 2013 outdoor swimming season.
The city of Eureka is currently reviewing general contractor bids for a new recreation center and pool that they hope to open next summer.
Plans for the 30,000-square-foot, two-story recreation center include a fitness area, gymnasium, locker rooms, meeting rooms, full catering kitchen, multipurpose room, aerobics room and babysitting room, said Missy Rathmann, Eureka's director of parks and recreation.
Additionally, the outdoor aquatic area will feature two pools, a lower pool and an upper pool. The lower pool will be zero entry and will include a play structure for young children and a lazy river. The upper pool will have three lap lanes and a 1-meter diving board. The upper pool will empty into the lower pool, creating a waterfall feature. The facility will also have a water slide, a toddler slide and a concession stand.
The property will also include a pond, which the parks and recreation department plans to open up for fishing.
"This is the first facility of this type for Eureka, and we are thrilled to be able to have the opportunity to increase the recreational opportunities to our residents and surrounding communities," Rathmann said.
The recreation center will be located on seven acres near the intersection of Legends Parkway and Legends Terrace, just off Highway 109.