Support the Pool & Wellness Campaign

Posted on July 19, 2016

Lakesiders were asked to imagine what the community could and should be in the years to come. They identified a community swimming pool and enhanced wellness programming as high-priority needs.

Desired features for a swimming pool include heated water, zero depth entry, lap lanes, shaded seating area, small water slide and play features for children.

Lakesiders also voiced a need for additional wellness programming, including strength training, Pilates, Zumba, Silver Sneakers classes, children and youth classes and swimming lessons.

After dreaming about a Pool & Wellness Center, we now have an opportunity to make this need a reality.

The potential Pool & Wellness Center will be located on Sixth Street, in the open field west of the Williams Tennis Campus.

The pool would be a place for Lakesiders of all ages to exercise and play, and a wellness center would further the possibilities of the recreation pillar.

The construction of a Pool & Wellness Center is estimated to cost $3 million, which includes all related building materials, labor, site preparation, permitting and excavation. Each year, Lakeside will have operating expenses for the facility and program.
Program staff wages, utilities, concession operations and chemical and mechanical operations will be the majority of expenses year to year. Total operating expenses are estimated at $130,000 per year, which is based on similar community swimming pools in northern Ohio.

Support the Pool & Wellness Campaign

The time is now, and the need is urgent. Please help make the Pool & Wellness Center a reality for Lakeside Chautauqua.

In order to finance the construction, we will need financial commitments, cash or stock. Families may wish to plan a multi-year commitment. If the commitments and gifts total $3 million, Lakeside is committed to breaking ground.

For more information about supporting this exciting project, contact the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation at (419) 798-5396 or, or stop by the Legacy House, located at 217 Walnut Ave. To give your gift online, visit