Project Background

Washington Park Pool was originally constructed in the 1970s and the renovation project was prioritized in the Parks and Recreation Department’s Master Plan developed in 2019. In a 2021 study, Washington Park Pool was ranked highest in terms of resident support for renovation out of all the department’s recreation centers and pools. 

After a busy final summer, the pool closed in August 2022 to prepare for demolition and rebuilding. Prior to its closure, a public survey was shared to gather community input regarding the design features of the future pool. Over 1,500 responses to the survey were collected, the results of which will be available during the meeting along with additional project details.

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Public Survey

As part of the Washington Park Pool renovation project, the City of Roanoke’s Department of Parks and Recreation conducted a survey to gauge public opinion on the project. The survey was available online, and paper versions were made available at nearby libraries. Department employees were present at the pool on numerous occasions during the 2022 season to encourage and assist individuals in taking the survey. The survey was open for over a month, with media announcements, blogs, and social media to spread the word.

In total, 1,556 surveys were completed.


View Survey Results


May 2023

  • Community Engagement Meeting: A public meeting was held May 18, 2023 to present the results of the survey as well as information about the relocation of the pool to lower Washington Park. View Survey Results

Washington Park Pool Site Study Option (1)

Summer 2022

  • Public Survey: A public survey was conducted during the summer of 2022 to gather feedback on the renovation of Washington Park Pool. Both online and paper surveys were available, and Department staff were present onsite to assist visitors in completing the survey. View Survey Results.
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