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Planning Commission approves Park City MARC pool expansions

PARK CITY, Utah — Last week, the Park City Planning Commission approved a proposal to expand and move the outdoor pools at the Municipal Athletic and Recreation Center (MARC) closer together. The decision came after a 5-0 vote in favor of the city’s request for a conditional use permit to facilitate the work.

The MARC’s existing lap pool, built in 1990, is 3,200 square feet with six lanes, while the recreation pool, built in 2003, is 2,600 square feet. The facility, located at 1200 Little Kate Road, was remodeled in 2011. A conditions analysis in June 2022 identified deficiencies and critical upgrades needed, citing safety and staffing concerns due to the pools being separated by landscaping and located on different elevations.

The City Council has prioritized pool replacements in the current budget to maintain pool usage and avoid high maintenance costs. The new proposal, developed by PC MARC staff with VCBO Architecture, includes a new lap pool of the same size and a 5,000-square-foot multi-use pool for learn-to-swim programs, water aerobics, recreation, and additional lap swimming. The multi-use pool will feature a toddler zone and a catch pool for a slide.

The approved conditional use permit also includes adding 712 square feet of mechanical space for pool equipment, 210 square feet of lifeguard space to replace a shed and 318 square feet for a seasonal shade pavilion. The construction must be at least 15 feet from the property line.

Visit engageparkcity.org/rec-design-concepts to view project designs.

Approved pool area plans at the PC MARC. Image: Park City Municiplal
Approved pool area plans at the PC MARC. Image: Park City Municipal

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