Important Community Alert
Dublin Swim Center closes for public use; Trustees to meet Wednesday to discuss second high school
The Dublin Swim Center has long been a centerpiece recreational facility in our community, with Dublin families utilizing the pool for play, swim lessons, swim team and other activities for more than 45 years.
As the City of Dublin prepares for the spring opening of its new Aquatics Center at Emerald Glen Park, the City Council voted unanimously in November 2016 to cease operations of the Dublin Swim Center. The City of Dublin informed Dublin Unified that as of December 31, 2016, it will no longer operate the Dublin Swim Center as a recreation facility.
With support from the City, the Dublin Swim Center will remain operational for the District’s educational needs through May 2017 in order to accommodate both our physical education swim classes and use by Dublin High School swim teams.
The Dublin Swim Center was built in 1972 in a joint project with the Valley Community Services District (now Dublin San Ramon Services District) and the Amador Valley Union High School District (now the Dublin Unified School District) and operated under a joint-use agreement. The City of Dublin Department of Parks and Community Services has operated the Dublin Swim Center as a recreational aquatics facility on District property since 1987.
Due to high operational costs, it is not financially viable for the Dublin Unified to solely operate the Dublin Swim Center. The Swim Center is closed permanently for public use and will be closed for school use in June 2017.
The District and the City will begin the process of negotiating a Joint Use Agreement to provide usage of the Emerald Glen Recreation and Aquatics Complex for our District needs going forward and we will keep the community informed on those agreements and the impacts they have on our students. If you have any questions about the Emerald Glen Recreation and Aquatics Complex, please contact the City of Dublin’s Parks and Community Services Department directly.
On Wednesday, February 1, the Dublin Unified Board of Trustees will hold a Special Meeting at 4 p.m. in the District Board Room to conduct further discussion and receive information pertaining to the District’s interest in building a second high school in our community.
The meeting will include financial and demographic updates from firms contracted by the district as well as a staff report from our Facilities Department updating the viability of sites previously identified by the Board as potential sites for a second high school. The Board will adjourn for extended Closed Session following the public discussion and will return to Open Session in the Board room with further direction for staff on this process.
Public comment will be taken during the Special Meeting for anyone wishing to address the Board on this issue. As is standard practice, Dublin Unified will record, televise and post video of the open session for public viewing. It will air on Channel 30 and will be posted on our District website at www.dublinusd.org. The meeting agenda will be posted by Tuesday at 4 p.m. and can also be found on our district website under the “Board of Trustees” tab.