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Notice of Closure - Aquatics and Fitness Center Renovation Project
Posted Date: 7/19/2013

Saturday, August 17th - Sunday, September 29th, 2013

The City of Mill Valley is pleased to announce a series of upgrades to the Aquatics and Fitness Center. After twelve years and strong community usage, the Aquatics and Fitness facility is in need of extensive renovation to ensure its longevity as a community recreation resource. While the renovation will cause a short-term closure of the Aquatics and Fitness Center, the benefits of this project will be significant, including a much needed renovation of the pool and an improved overall recreation environment for the enjoyment of the community. Construction on the Aquatics and Fitness Center will take place from August 17 to September 29.
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Guided by its Core Values to preserve health and safety and the community's high quality of life, the Mill Valley City Council established the maintenance and enhancement of City infrastructure as one of its Key Issues. As part of its Capital Improvement Project (CIP) for fiscal year 2013-2014, the City Council has dedicated over $190,000 toward Aquatics and Fitness Center improvements.

The improvements will include repairs to the retractable roof and walls, resurfacing of the pool deck, lobby and locker room floors, and waterslide maintenance, including improvements to the stairs and landings. The pool and spa will receive an application of new plaster, and upstairs, the dance studio hardwood floor will be refinished. Due to extensive plaster work needed to repair the pool and spa, Recreation staff chose this period of traditionally warm weather in Mill Valley for these repairs. The time needed for the plaster to dry is significantly shorter in the summer months, thus reducing the length of the closure period and lessening impacts to the community.

The Recreation Department is committed to mitigate impacts on the community during construction. The center will continue to offer Spin, Yoga, Cardio Interval, Zumba, Step, Body Sculpt, Stroller Strides, Fit4Baby, and Pre and Post Natal exercise classes in the Community Center during the closure. Please view the Frequently Asked Questions for a list of local aquatics facilities for alternate use by members. Mill Valley Recreation has negotiated a special discount pass for pool usage from the Strawberry Recreation District during the closure period.

The Community Center Building will also be closed for its traditional one week maintenance closure, August 19 to August 25, 2013. During this week, no programming will take place at the Community Center, but Recreation staff offices will remain open.

Stay informed by checking the City’s website, the Recreation Department web page and by “Liking” us on Facebook for updates.

• Sign up for eNews and select the "Press Releases" category.
• Go to www.cityofmillvalley.org/recreation for specific recreation programs and class information.
• Go to www.facebook.com for images and updates as the renovation projects progress, August 19th – September 29th!
• Go to www.mvprgoplay.org to register online for Fall 2013 Programs; registration opens Monday, August 26th.
• Click here for a PDF version of this Press Release 

The City of Mill Valley appreciates your patience and cooperation while we work on this important renovation project. We are committed to providing a beautiful, safe, and well maintained fitness facility and to mitigate the impacts of the construction project to the best of our ability. If you have questions or comments, please call the Mill Valley Recreation Department at 415-383-1730 or email recreate@cityofmillvalley.org.

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