Alanton Baycliff Recreation Center
50th Anniversary – Capital Campaign
2020 will mark the 50th year of Alanton Pool’s existence. In 1970, the Alanton Civic League accepted the donation of land by the Baycliff Development Corporation, which gift was contingent on the establishment and successful operation of a pool for members of the civic league and those residing within its geographical boundaries, which at the time encompassed what are now the five neighborhoods: Alanton, Baycliff, Brighton on the Bay, Linkhorn Shores, and Linkhorn Cove.
Funded by the sale of $300 bonds to Charter Members, the plans called for the construction of what is now the main pool and a small building where the current building is. In a few short months, enough capital was raised and construction began. The pool opened Memorial Day weekend to a barbecue catered by the Malbon brothers. Through the years, and often with member labor and donated materials, the pool expanded into its current footprint. The last significant renovation was in 2002.
Running a pool is expensive, and fifty years is a long time. To celebrate the upcoming anniversary, we are proud to launch this Capital Campaign to raise funds to resolve deferred maintenance and improvements. We are seeking to raise $125,000 to address these items, which include resurfacing the pool; replacing the pump; resolving a turnover rate issue; replacing the original retaining wall; roof, slide, and diving board maintenance and repair. Any leftover funds will be used for additional deferred maintenance items or to pay down the existing note from our last major renovation.
This community pool is a valuable part of our community. It brings kids and families of all ages together, provides kids their first job and a sense of responsibility, and is a welcome respite from the summer heat.