PRFO: Capital campaign for Piedmont pool project going strong

ELS Architecture and Urban Design’s rendering of the competitive pool during free swim time.

The Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization (PRFO) is excited to continue their capital campaign for the Piedmont pool project and congratulates the City of Piedmont on their notice of intent to award a pool construction contract.

“It has been a long road, but PRFO is excited for this next phase of planning to begin and we’re eager to see this project become reality,” says Steve Collins, president of PRFO. “The next few weeks will be critical to our goal of raising the additional $2 million needed to bridge the gap between the funds raised through Measure UU and projected construction costs.”

The funds raised by PRFO will help ensure key elements of the project will be included. This includes funds needed for the competitive-size pool to be built at a regulation length and depth for water polo play and competitive swimming, a diving well with two diving boards, a scoreboard, timing system, sports lighting, and starting blocks and toe ledges. Funds could also cover three standard-length lap lanes and a shallow area for play and swim lessons in the activity pool, a poolside room for parties and gatherings, and a second story pavilion overlooking both the Swim Center and the Corey Reich Tennis Center.

ELS Architecture and Urban Design’s rendering of the poolside multipurpose room

Over the next three weeks, in addition to outreach to community members and organizations, PRFO will be working with the city on a groundbreaking ceremony inaugurating the beginning of the project.

PRFO encourages the community to visit their website at to learn more about the project and to make a tax-deductible donation.

About PRFO: Founded in 2004, Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization (PRFO) is a 501(c)3 entity that encourages and actively supports the development and/or improvement of public recreational facilities that serve residents of Piedmont without regard to age, race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or ability. PRFO strives to fulfill its mission by working collaboratively with the City of Piedmont to identify, advocate for, and bring private financial
support to assist in the funding of projects that invest in healthy spaces within the city.

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