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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Roof replacement, pool maintenance to impact operations at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

Temporary closures are required while Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium (DRN) receives a new roof and other maintenance, including repairs in the aquatics area and deep cleaning of pools.

Construction is scheduled from Nov. 8 to Dec. 20. A detailed closure schedule is provided below. Though work was not initially expected to disrupt operations, temporary closures were deemed necessary to guarantee visitors’ safety and allow contractors to work as quickly as possible. Most of the work will take place between Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, when facility use is lower.

Allen Parks and Recreation staff are working to relocate or refund impacted activities and rentals. All impacted aquatics programs will be cancelled and refunded. Land fitness classes may be relocated to a nearby facility. Staff will contact enrolled participants to refund accounts if a temporary meeting location cannot be found.

Memberships will be extended for the length of the closure and members are welcome at Joe Farmer Recreation Center and Allen Senior Recreation Center (for adults 50+) during this time.

Closure Schedule

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium CLOSED Nov. 22-Dec. 20

  • The DRN facility is closed from Nov. 22 to Dec. 20. A significant amount of dust and debris is expected in the lobby during this time. Aquatics repairs and pool cleaning will be completed while the facility is closed.
  • Changes for in-person registration: Registration for winter/spring 2022 classes begins Dec. 6! Due to DRN's closure for roof repairs, in-person registration is offered at Joe Farmer Recreation Center and Allen Senior Recreation Center.
Leisure Pool closed Nov. 15-21: 
  • Competition Pool remains open for regular use, aquatics programming and open swim times.

Competition Pool open with limited hours Nov. 8-14

  • The Competition Pool is open 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday-Friday, Nov. 8-12, and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov 13. The Competition Pool is closed on Sunday, Nov. 14. Roof work above the pool will take place in the afternoon. The Leisure Pool remains open for aquatics programming and open swim times.

For questions regarding construction or upcoming closures planned for the Natatorium, please call 214.509.4700.

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