Proposed Expansion

Rendering of one story rec center with walkway leading to front door

After a two-year feasibility study and several resident surveys, we’re excited to share the newly updated proposed plans for a second recreation center with indoor and outdoor pools. 

The Numbers

The total cost of this project is estimated at just over $30 million, the majority of which is in capital construction costs. For every $100,000 of home value, that would mean an increase of $19.31 annually which is under $2 monthly. 

It’s common for government organizations like CVPRD to ask voters to consider increasing their property taxes to fund this type of expansion. The good news is that the District paid off its previous debt in 2018, which means the mill levy (and your taxes) went down by 2.785 mills at that time. 

Election Details

This is a mail election only. Ballots will be delivered to the mailboxes of registered District voters between April 11 - 18. Ballots must be returned by mail or delivered to the drop-off ballot box in front of the Carbon Valley Recreation Center, 701 5th Street, by Tuesday, May 3, 2022. This proposal has not passed and you must vote by May 3. 

What the Proposed Plan Includes

In early 2022, Carbon Valley Parks and Recreation District surveyed registered voters to learn why the proposed expansion plans on the November 2021 ballot (6A) did not pass. Survey results revealed voters did not want a large water park, but rather a smaller outdoor pool along with an indoor pool that can be used year-round.

The District took what they learned from the survey and developed a new plan which will be voted on this May. The updated plan for a proposed second rec center includes the following amenities: 

  • Outdoor aquatics area with a leisure pool, water slides, splash pad, and year-round outdoor hot tub
  • Indoor aquatics area with leisure/lap pool, lazy river, and a water slide
  • Gymnasium 
  • Cardio and weight room 
  • Fitness studio 
  • Child-sitting area
  • Party room
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Splash Pad
Rendering of outdoor swimming pool with splash pad.
Indoor Pool small

For even more information about the proposed expansion, check out this video by CVPRD Executive Director Dean Rummel. If you have any questions or concerns about the proposed expansion plans, please email us at