This project is part of Alondra Community Regional Park, an 84 acre park operated and maintained by the County of Los Angeles. The area is a rich community and cultural resource located in a suburban residential region consisting of an 18-hole public golf course, sand volleyball, gymnasium, children’s play area, picnic facilities, ball fields and a lake. Formerly the site of a large community pool, this new facility is situated on 3.9 acres adjacent the lake and golf course and features a new, more energy efficient 25 X 25 meter competitive swimming pool; pool house and recreation building; splash pad/water play area; in-ground skateboard park and picnic shelters. Seven small service buildings accommodate restrooms, pool equipment, lockers, storage, concessions and a lifeguard training facility.
Local residents used the park’s facilities heavily, and nearby schools and cities relied on it for indoor and outdoor sports and open space for community events but renovations were overdue for the existing pool and bathhouse which contained hazardous materials and were not energy efficient.
The new facility incorporates energy and water conservation devices, sustainable design features, and green building components. It also provides wheelchair access, landscaping and winding walkways.
The project site of over 3 acres, replaces a former 2 acre 6′ depth zero entry swimming pool. The new 25 meter x 25 meter competitive pool is equipped with diving boards and covered spectator seating. The plan focuses on views of the existing lake, meadow lawns and woodlands that were previously obstructed by fencing around the existing pool.