About the New Facility
Working Together with the City of Anacortes
In 2019, Russ and Kim Jeter donated property on J Avenue to Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center to provide more opportunities for the new facility to better serve Anacortes. The community was excited about the new land and the possibility to join forces with the City of Anacortes and their proposed community center.
In November 2019, Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center met with the City of Anacortes about a potential partnership to form a new Fidalgo Aquatic & Community Center. Since the first meeting, select pool commissioners and city staff and council have met regularly to form a plan on how a partnership would best benefit our community.
Over the next few months, representatives of the city and the pool will be working together on finalizing a partnership agreement, the design, and completing a cost analysis.
Pool Commissioners and the Capital Campaign Committee are excited about the potential partnership with the City of Anacortes. Although this changes the original project timeline, the potential outcome will far exceed our expectations. There are many benefits with a partnership. Not only will there be more amenities available to our community, but there are also significant cost savings.
Design elements identified
At the February 6 meeting, the pool and city identified all desired elements of design for the new facility. They include: