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City of Reno secures funding for Traner Pool renovation project

Post Date:11/06/2017 5:09 PM
The City of Reno is proud to announce that it will receive an $800,000 grant from The William N. Pennington Foundation for the Traner Pool renovation project.

The William N. Pennington Foundation was formed by the late William N. Pennington, a gaming industry pioneer and philanthropist, and provides grants to Northern Nevada based organizations in the areas of education, community services, healthcare and medical research. This grant will be formally accepted by the Reno City Council at their regular meeting on November 15, 2017.

The grant ensures that the City will reopen Traner Pool in June 2018, barring any unforeseen setbacks. The pool is expected to reopen on June 12, 2018, with construction projected to take place from February to May of next year. The outdoor pool operates only in the summer months, from June to August.

“When the Traner Pool was wrecked by vandals, I made a promise to residents in northeast Reno that we would bring it back better than ever," Ward 3 Reno City Councilmember Oscar Delgado said. “The Pennington Foundation stepped up to help us realize that goal. We are all grateful for their generous donation and their continued commitment to our community.”

Traner Pool was vandalized in March 2017, causing several thousands of dollars in repairs and the closure of the pool last summer. Community donations, City of Reno funding and The William N. Pennington Foundation grant will help cover the estimated $1.3 million project cost to renovate Traner Pool.

The funding breakdown is as follows:
  • $800,000: The William N. Pennington Foundation grant
  • $285,000: CDBG Funding
  • $200,000: Insurance Payment
  • *$50,000 donation: Northern Nevada Building and Construction Trades Council Development Corporation
  • $25,000 donation: Lifestyle Homes
  • $10,000 donation: D&D Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. (in-kind replacement of mechanical building roof)
  • $7,800 donation: Farr West Engineering (in-kind Civil Engineering Services)
  • $339.50: Community Foundation of Western Nevada public donations
*Technically donated through the Community Foundation of Western Nevada

Below is an update on other City of Reno aquatics facilities:

Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center Pool

The Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center (EMNECC) pool, complete with a new roof overhead, officially reopened to the public on October 16, 2017. Council Members and staff held a short ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The warmer water and shorter pool depth (3 to 5 feet) at EMNECC provides an ideal environment for swim lessons and therapeutic exercise. A fully accessible, ADA family changing room was also added during the time needed to complete the roof repairs. Citizens can sign up for classes and view the EMNECC pool schedule at

Northwest Pool

Indoor year-round pool, currently open. Open swim is every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. More information.

Idlewild Pool

Outdoor pool, currently closed for the season. Will open in June 2018. More information.
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