We’re 78% Complete

Put us Over the Top!

78% to Completion

$7,575,000 to Date!

FEBRUARY FUNDRAISER: Help Us Fill The Hot Pool!

This month, help us fill the hot pool, the best soaking spot on a snowy Colorado day!  The curvy sanctuary will need at least 27,713 gallons of steaming hot water to fill and we’re hoping you will help us get there.  At just $10 a gallon, it’s cheaper per gallon than that fancy mocha you just ordered.  Not to mention, the experience will be longer lasting!

Fill Our Pools

HELP US FILL THE POOL ONE GALLON AT A TIME!

  • At just $10 per gallon, it’s cheaper than- that fancy mocha you just ordered
  • At just $10 per gallon, it’s cheaper than- that workout top which will shrink to un-wearable the first time you wash it
  • At just $10 per gallon, it’s cheaper than- a bottle of wine that is drinkable
  • At just $10 per gallon, it’s cheaper than- 10 minutes of massage (what will 10 minutes do anyway!)

 

$10 – Pledge a Gallon of Water to Fill our Pools

  • For us: $10 equals one gallon of water to fill our pools.
  • For you: Knowing you made a better investment than that double mocha & sushi combo you just had for lunch.

$25 – Pledge Eight (8) Pairs of Kids Goggles

  • For us: We’ll be able to provide eight (8) pairs of kids goggles for our little swimmers
  • For you: Knowing that a kiddo won’t mistake your legs for their friend’s while playing shark underwater.

$50 – Pledge Ten (10) New Lifeguard Whistles

  • For us: We’ll be able to provide ten (10) new whistles to our lifeguards
  • For you: Sorry, this won’t let you get away with running on the deck.

$100 – Pledge Ten (10) Beach Balls

  • For us: We’ll be able to provide ten (10) beach balls for pick-up games in the pool or on the lawn.
  • For you: The satisfaction of never having to blow up another beach ball for your kids.

$250 – Pledge Three (3) Megaphones

  • For us: Our lifeguards will never lose their voices on a busy summer day.
  • For you: Sorry, you still can’t run on the deck, but we will list your name in our annual donor’s guide and give you 10% off a single day pass in the next year.

$500 – Pledge One of Our (52) Pool Steps

  • For us: We have a safe and aesthetically pleasing way for you to enter your new pools.
  • For you: You have so many more options on where to get in and out of the new pools. Plus, we will list your name in our annual donor’s guide and give you two, 10%-off single day passes in the next year.

$1,000 – Pledge a Vital Piece of Rescue Equipment

  • For us: Our staff gets to practice on and work with the best training manikins and backboards.
  • For you: The satisfaction of knowing our staff is highly trained and ready to respond at a moment’s notice. We will also list your name in our annual donor’s guide and give you two free single-day pool passes to use in the next year.

$2,500 – Pledge a Lifeguard Stand

  • For us: We get modern, wide-angle-view lifeguard stands with actual shade structures.
  • For you: Honorary lifeguard status (chair, uniform and whistle not included). We will also list your name on our permanent donor wall and give you four free single-day pool passes to use in the next year.

$5,000 – Pledge an ADA Pool Lift

  • For us: Everyone gets equal access to the pool.
  • For you: Knowing that you’re making our facility open and accessible to all. We will also list your name on our permanent donor wall and give you one 10-punch pass card to the pool.

$10,000 – Pledge the Wibit Inflatable Obstacle Course

  • For us: Being able to provide one of the most fun water challenges around.
  • For you: You know you’ll be your kid’s hero! We will also list your name on our permanent donor wall and give you one adult annual membership to the pool.

FAQ’s

Why is the Ouray Hot Springs Pool being renovated?

Since first opening its doors in 1927, The Ouray Hot Springs Pool has served the local and regional communities of Western Colorado as the premier destination for relaxation and family fun. After 89 years in operation, the Ouray Hot Springs Pool facility is beginning to show major wear and tear on its infrastructure.  Major leaks within the foundation, inconsistent temperatures in the pools, and an outdated filtration system are beginning to have an impact on the patron experience.  In an attempt to maintain this valuable asset, the City of Ouray organized a citizens committee in 2012 tasked with reviewing, prioritizing and recommending essential improvements to the Ouray Hot Springs Pool.  In August of 2015, the Ouray City Council adopted and approved the final master plan design for the Ouray Hot Springs Pool.   As the “Jewel” of the San Juan’s, the Ouray Hot Springs Pool has served multiple generations of families and friends in creating memories to last a lifetime.  Help us keep this facility alive for future generations to come!

What is being accomplished?

As set out in the Master Plan, the entire facility will be renovated in a multi-phase project.

Phase 1 is currently underway and includes the entire demolition, excavation and re-building of our pools, filtration building, grounds and pool deck.  New additions during this phase include in-water lighting, new and taller waterslides, climbing wall, expanded seating, shaded soaking and greater handicap access to the pools!

Phase 2 will include the demolition and re-building of our entire bathhouse facility, paved parking lot and the creation of a long awaited splash pad.  New additions during this phase will also include expanded indoor seating, family changing rooms and new lockers.

 

How will my donation help?

Fundraising Pie ChartPhase 1:  Current project costs are set at 9,700,000.  At this time, approximately 80% of the funding has been secured.  Major contributions thus far have come from the citizens of Ouray ($5,300,000 in bond issuance), Department of Local Affairs ($2,000,000) and Great Outdoors Colorado ($275,000).  While additional grant opportunities are being pursued, we are looking to YOU to put us over the top!

Phase 2: Funding opportunities for phase 2 of the project will begin upon completion of phase 1.

Is My Donation Tax Deductible?

Yes, your donations to the Ouray Hot Springs Pool are tax deductible. You will receive a receipt for your donation by email or US Mail (whatever you specify) within a week of your donation.

How Do I Make a Donation?

Donations via credit card can be made via PayPal by clicking on the Donate Now button to the right of the screen.

Cash or Check donations may be sent to:

Ouray City Administrator – Pool Renovation

PO Box 468

Ouray, Colorado 81427

Checks should be made payable to City of Ouray – Pool Renovation Project’.

Contact Us

For your gracious gifts above $10,000, please contact the Ouray Hot Springs Pool so that we can personally meet your wishes and requests.

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