Nov. 15, 2019
Sept. 10, 2019
July 24, 2019 – Work continues to advance on the dive towers and the pool base.
June 10 – Construction of the Aquatics & Fitness Center is moving forward. The majority of work to date has focused on installing foundations, forming walls and excavating the pool basins.
June 4, 2019 – Great News! A $10 million donation from The Boeing Company to Long Bridge Park will help support the facility and provide access and programming for active duty military and their families at the Aquatics & Fitness Center when it opens in winter 2021. Learn more.
The Aquatics & Fitness Center will include the core programs that have been the mainstay of the planned aquatics facility and surrounding park improvements. These elements are a 50-meter pool, 1, 3, and 5 meter diving, family pool, and health & fitness spaces. A menu of potential options recommended by the Long Bridge Park Advisory Committee and outlined in the FY 2017-2026 CIP are to be considered if the contractor can add them within the agreed budget. This will mark the first time Arlington County will use the Design-Build approach for a new County facility. Design-Build is widely used by governments across the nation. In this approach, a competitive “design to budget process” establishes a budget at the outset of the project, which the contractor must not exceed. The project will also develop about 10.5 acres of additional park land. The park will include the extension of the Esplanade, rain garden(s), public gathering areas, parking, and support facilities.