The City of Oceanside held a groundbreaking for this exciting project on October 30, 2019. This world-class aquatic center provides competition-level amenities to serve Oceanside residents, school districts and host regional meets. A Grand Opening ceremony was held on August 21, 2021. Details
In addition to competitive amenities, the aquatics center accommodates recreational features for all. Main components include a 56-meter competition pool, diving boards, instructional pool, splash pad, administrative offices, meeting rooms, large multi-purpose events center, locker rooms and outdoor recreational and viewing areas. The Aquatic Center adds to the active synergy already taking place at El Corazon with the SoCal Sport Complex, El Corazon Senior Center, and future residential and commercial development.
The El Corazon Aquatic Center includes the following components:
On May 5, 2016, conceptual design and environmental studies were submitted to the Planning Department to start the approval process. The approval process was completed Fall of 2016. At the completion of the planning process, the project was scheduled for a presentation before the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Economic Development Commission, in advance of a public hearing before the Planning Commission.
In November 2018, the City Council approved the plans for the El Corazon Aquatic Center project. During the first quarter of 2019, the City Council agreed to fund the project through the sale of bonds.