Old Town Hot Springs Receives 100K Grant Toward Capital Campaign
Non-profit invites the community to join upcoming events to raise remaining funds needed
The Old Town Hot Springs (OTHS) is thrilled to announce it has received a $100,000 grant toward the renovation of the Community Pool. The Community Pool is one of four new pools being funded by the “It’s in the Water” Capital Campaign, a $10 million project that will replace the existing lap pool that was constructed in 1968. The current pool no longer meets the needs of our community and is at the end of its useful life. Additional pools which are part of the project include a regulation distance lap pool, an additional hot soaking pool, and a zero-depth splash zone for families.
“We are so grateful for this generous contribution to our fundraising effort,” said Stephanie Orozco, OTHS Executive Director. “As Routt County’s only public swimming pool, the reconstruction of the pool is imperative to ensure that there is a public swimming pool for generations to come. With construction of the pump house already underway and plans to begin reconstruction of the lap pool area in late August, our goal is to raise the final $5 million dollars needed in the coming year.”
With over 9,000 current OTHS members, the Community Pool will expand much-needed year-round access and will allow an increase in vital programming which includes: swimming lessons for community groups, members, and other non-profits; aquatic physical therapy; group exercise classes; additional lanes for younger members of the Steamboat Springs Swim Team and of course recreational fun.
Since 1935, Old Town Hot Springs has served as the city’s recreation center. Unlike many similar communities, no public money supports operations, and all the services are provided to the community at no cost to the taxpayers. Although the OTHS is able to sustain day-to-day operations through local memberships and day passes, it is through generous grants from various foundations and community members that the OTHS has been able to expand it’s Community Support Program and accomplish several capital projects.
The Community Support Program supports over 43 other non-profits and individuals annually with grants, scholarships, and donations. Recent capital investments supported by grants and donations include 15,000 additional square feet added to the building, facilitating a state-of-the-art gym, indoor climbing wall, massage suites, a community room and two dedicated fitness studios that hold over 70 group fitness classes a week.
The non-profit will hold its annual Flip Flop Fete fundraiser on June 15th, as well as a donation-based community gravel ride and brunch on June 20th. Community members interested in attending either event or donating to the “It’s in the Water” Capital Campaign should contact Kate Warnke, Fundraising Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.