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Renovation of Lake Thoreau pool officially completed

A renovation of Lake Thoreau pool has been completed (courtesy Reston Association/YouTube)

The renovation of Reston’s Lake Thoreau pool has officially been completed in time for the 2024 pool season.

Construction on the project at 2040 Upper Lake Drive began in the summer of 2022 after a nearly seven-month-long permit approval process.

“The renovations at Lake Thoreau pool provided some much needed improvements and expansions to make the site fully ADA compatible, ensuring it is accessible for all Restonians,” Reston Association said in a statement. “In addition, the community will find new improvements to the spa as well as a new elevated deck, which will offer additional opportunities for relaxation.”

The new, roughly $3.5 million facility includes a pool with six lap lanes, a ramp to provide ADA access, a redesigned deck, a larger 25-space parking lot, an overlook with a pollinator garden, and expanded bathhouses, which have been moved away from the spa.

The bathhouse has also been fully gutted and replaced with a 400-square-foot addition that includes a family bathroom.

Lake Thoreau pool has been closed since 2020 in anticipation of the renovation.

An initial groundbreaking in the winter of 2021 was delayed due to extended contract negotiations, according to RA. Unforeseen sight repairs and site conditions pushed the opening out of this year’s pool season into next year, RA announced in July. 

A new Shadowood pool is currently under construction and expected to open in time for next year’s pool season, which typically begins in May.

Photo courtesy RA/YouTube

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