Renovation of Reston’s Lake Thoreau Pool is one month behind schedule

The Lake Thoreau Pool is under renovation (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

The renovation of Lake Thoreau Pool is roughly one month behind schedule, according to Reston Association staff.

At an RA meeting on March 23, capital projects coordinator Chris Schumaker said the delay is approximate due to unforeseen conditions.

“We are forecasting four-week delay due to site conditions,” Schumaker said.

So far, the project is roughly 50% complete. The pool base, retaining walls, propane tank and concrete structural supports have been completed.

Construction on the structural steel component of the deck, the storm drain, and parking is in progress.
Schumaker also said the addition to the bathhouse is on hold due to a problem with a sanitary sewer connection in the area.

Despite the unforseen delay, Schumaker said the pool’s reopening is still slated for sometime in the summer.

“We still hope to have an opening sometime in the last summer of this year,” he said.

Lake Thoreau’s pool has been closed since 2020 for the renovation project, which was originally scheduled to break ground two falls ago.

The new facility will include 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 project is expected to cost roughly $3.5 million.

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