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Tonasket Builds a Community Pool for All

The Tonasket Pool Association formed in 2014 to raise funds and build a new community pool. Led by a small group of local people, the Association raised nearly $1million. The city will take over management of the pool, with the support of the Parks and Recreation.

We are so inspired by the Tonasket community!!

In the last two years, they have raised over $950,000 to build a community pool. Yesterday, we joined the pool’s official opening ceremony – the the pool was FILLED with kids and families laughing and playing, and many community members came out for its dedication and BBQ.

This small town of just over 1,000 spent thousands of volunteer hours on this project and many local businesses donated materials and time – all led by small group of local people who formed The Tonasket Pool Association in 2014 for this effort.

The Community Foundation awarded $10,000 toward the pool project, and an additional $9,000 was raised by the public through Give NCW.

The pool is open to the public and tourists, with times dedicated for lap swims, and is available for parties and events. The community is working on creating a swim team and offering swim lessons. The City will take over management of the pool, with support from the Parks and Recreation.

It’s truly incredible what a group of people can do who care so much about the place they live. What a gift to the community, for many years to come! Way to go, Tonasket!!

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