The Apple Ridge Pool, located at 10101 Apple Ridge Road, is scheduled to be renovated beginning fall 2016. In order to be ready, the planning for this renovation began in fall 2014 so that the newly renovated pool will open for the 2017 pool season.
The Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) Recreation Committee hosted community meetings in 2014 and early 2015 to gather input from Village residents on what design features they wanted to be considered for the Apple Ridge Pool replacement. During that process, the question was again raised regarding the possibility of building an indoor pool.
The MVF Board directed staff to hire a design consultant to explore the costs related to an indoor pool. Staff also compiled research on revenue that may be generated from such a pool. Based on projected information and a review of the associated impact on resident assessments, the Board decided not to further consider an indoor pool.
Based on that decision, a Request for Proposals for Design Build Renovations for the Apple Ridge Pool and Bathhouse was developed for a new outdoor activity/leisure pool with fun pool features. This RFP was sent to general contractors known to have experience in pool construction and advertised locally. Bids received from five contractors are being evaluated.
A preferred contractor will be selected to present conceptual design options to the community. The presentation will take place during the next Recreation Committee meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12 at Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 East Village Avenue. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide input and feedback into the design process.
Residents who are unable to attend this meeting but would like to participate in the pool design process can contact Scott Gole, Assistant Director of Recreation, Parks and Culture at firstname.lastname@example.org. Gole is the project manager for the pool master plan development.