LAPP

Lowden Aquatic Park Project

We are a non-profit volunteer group. We count on your help
in KEEPing our new pool open for Weaverville and Trinity County.


 




Lowden Park 2016 Pool Schedule*

 





DOCUMENTS
AND EVENTS

 

PHOTOS

Testing New Pool: Polar Plunge Oct08

THE NEW POOL is here to stay Support it!!!   Photo from Polar Bear Plunge November 2008

Call LOWDEN PARK POOL at (530) 623-3640

Contact us:

LAPP
P.O. Box 2881
Weaverville, CA 96093
(530) 623-2318 or
(530) 623-0520

or graham@gmahydrology.com

 

LOWDEN AQUATIC PARK PROJECT


The Lowden Aquatic Park Project (LAPP) is a private, non-profit corporation created to facilitate the development of a multi-generational, multi-purpose seasonally-operated community pool in Weaverville.  We completed the first couple steps:  keeping the old pool open and building a new one!

The current Lowden Park Pool was completed in summer 2008 thanks to the tremendous efforts put in by our volunteer community workforce and monies donated by individuals and grants.  Completion of the pool was no small task and we thank you all for your help!

Now LAPP is determined to keep the pool operating while also working to build the rest of the Lowden Aquatic Park Project.  The Lowden Park Pool offers many programs including recreational, competition and lap swimming, swim lessons, therapeutic programs, water safety, and aquatic exercise.  Area schools use the Pool as part of their Physical Education curriculum. American Red Cross Life Guard Courses are offered each year, and the District employs local teens as lifeguards and instructors.  Benefits from a renovated and expanded aquatic center in Weaverville are substantial and include health, safety, economic benefits, summer employment for teens, recreational opportunity for youth and elderly of this community.  Our goal is to provide a community pool and associated facilities that include the new pool, a toddler splash area, a therapy pool, new locker rooms, a food concession stand, volley ball court – and much more.

The Operation and Maintenance of the Pool is an ongoing concern for Trinity County (which owns the pool) because the Weaverville/Douglas City Parks and Recreation District (which manages the pool) has been unable to recoup its costs in recent years.  LAPP has stepped in to help, but heating and maintaining even a new efficient pool, is still quite costly.  

Please Help LAPP today!

Call to volunteer or send your tax -deductible donations to:
LAPP
PO Box 2881
Weaverville, CA 96093


 

Dear Pool Supporter,

The “old” Lowden Park Pool served Trinity County for 44 years, until in 2004 when the pool could not be opened because of its deteriorating condition.  In 2005, the Lowden Aquatic Park Project (LAPP) formed, as a volunteer non-profit corporation, to support operation and maintenance of the historic and dysfunctional Weaverville pool, until a pool that would meet current health and safety codes could replace it.  In 2008, we did it.  Using grants, donations, and hard working volunteers, we finished the new Lowden Park Pool! 

The Bran fresh pool!



The first stage was an amazing project.  Local contractors and residents donated over 3,500 hours of labor in just 3 months and built all project areas outside of the actual pool shell.  The pool contractor estimated that we saved at least $800,000 by using this approach and said that he had never seen a project of this size come together so quickly.  However, we’re still about $60,000 short of having the needed funds to finish the children’s splash area, the next piece of the LAPP vision.

To meet this short-fall, LAPP has been applying for additional grants, taking your donations. In the past we have hosted a Luau fund-raiser (silent auction-dinner) in spring of the year!

The Lowden Park facility is now open again this summer to provide swim lessons and recreational swimming opportunities, and to benefit the children and families of Trinity County. Please help with your support!




2016 Schedule added -  Last updated Barely June 13, 2016