City seeks grant to improve Henry Moses Aquatic Center

Facility needs several repairs and updates, according to the city.

The City of Renton is requesting grant funding from King County to renovate and improve the Henry Moses Aquatic Center.

A contract for $904,440 in grant funding came before the Renton City Council during their Jan. 22 meeting. The funding from King County would be available through the King County Parks Levy.

According to the city, the Henry Moses Aquatic Center, 1719 Maple Valley Hwy, was built in 2003 and needs several repairs and updates.

“An engineering review of the perimeter pool tile and liner in 2022 found failure which would result in closure of the pool if not replaced,” according to the city’s document regarding the request for funding. “In addition, a splash pad that has been out of operation and beyond repair will be removed and replaced with a more needed seating feature near the entrance of the park.”

The document also mentioned that the guest services office and concession area will be updated to “match present day needs of both the public and staff, since the original design no longer provides functional use of the space.”

The total allocated amount for the project is $1,930,919.70, with the city matching the grant funding amount with funds approved in 2023-2024 budget.

According to the city, the timeline for the project is for a design and permitting period to take place from January to August 2024, with construction expected to begin in September 2024 and completion in May 2025.