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Si View Metropolitan Park District

Proposition No. 1
Improvement Bonds for a New Aquatic Center

The Board of Park Commissioners of the Si View Metropolitan Park District adopted Resolution No. 2022-04 concerning construction of a new aquatic center. If approved, this proposition authorizes the acquisition, design, development, construction and equipping of an aquatic center to serve District residents and the community and to expand capacity and improve access to aquatic programs; issue up to $24,790,000 of general obligation bonds maturing within a 30 year term; and levy excess property taxes annually to repay the bonds.

Should this proposition be:



Proposition 1 authorizes Si View Metropolitan Park District to design and construct a new aquatic center in North Bend to serve residents of the District and surrounding areas.  A new aquatic center would expand capacity and improve access to aquatic programs addressing a gap in aquatic services for the rapidly growing population in Snoqualmie Valley.   The aquatic center would replace the 84-year-old Si View Pool which was built to accommodate a population of 600 residents.


The proposed community aquatic center is expected to be approximately 26,800 sf with features for all ages and abilities. Amenities include a lap lane area with three 25-yard lanes, leisure play area with flexible programming space, zero-depth entry, and a separate water slide. Dry spaces include classrooms for trainings and community rentals, family and single stall changing rooms, restrooms, office, maintenance and storage spaces.


Proposition 1 authorizes funding to support the project with the issuance of up to $24,790,000 in general obligation bonds maturing within 30 years and set excess property taxes to repay those bonds with an estimated impact of $9.75 per month on a $600,000 home. 

Si View Metro Park District runs the only public pool in the Snoqualmie Valley, serving more than 40,000 residents.  Our community’s needs for swim lessons and aquatics long ago outgrew our tiny but beloved pool which was built in 1938 to serve 600 residents.  The old pool’s outdated mechanical systems are very expensive to maintain.  Community surveys consistently show that families want and need a new Aquatic Center.  All ages will benefit because a new Aquatic Center will provide access to swim lessons, therapeutic and wellness classes, water fitness programs, safety trainings, competition training, and unstructured family play regardless of the weather. The proposed recreation pool can accommodate all these needs.

Si View Parks is fiscally responsible. Bond rating agencies recognize Si View’s excellent fiscal management with an AA rating.  The Aquatic Center Feasibility study includes a financial plan that maintains the facility largely through earned revenues.  Our community knows that our locally managed Si View Park District excels at managing parks and facilities to meet our community needs.

The proposed site has been purchased with 2018 Capital Bond funds. The site is centrally located, along a connected trail network, with easy access from neighborhoods.  Being near Si View Park will allow for efficiencies in operations. Included classroom space will allow community event use and programs.  There’s also room for expansion: a future build-out could include a competition pool, and more rec space. 

Timing: Si View was awarded a $4M grant for this project and it can’t be used at a later date. Building an Aquatic Center now would be less expensive than in future as costs increase over time.  Vote Yes for Si View!

Submitted by: Linda Grez,

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60% majority and minimum turnout of 40% of voters casting ballots in last general election (Wash. Const. art. VII,  sec. 2(b))

For questions about this measure, contact: Travis Stombaugh, Executive Director, (425) 831-1900,

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