Donate to pool remodel

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We are raising $1.5 Million for our pool upgrade. To donate, make checks payable to Ladera Recreation District and either mail back to LRD or stop by and say hello! To pay with a credit card please contact

The Ladera Recreation District is a 170(C)(1) government organization and charitable donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific donations about your deductions

Celebrate 60 Years in Ladera and Help Ensure 60 more

The LRD is the heart of our community
Four generations of families have enjoyed the Ladera Pool over the last 60 years. The memories forged from Ladera’s unique traditions — swim team, summer camp, weekly barbecues, the polar plunge, Fourth of July and the Labor Day Carnival — give Ladera that small-town feel that can’t be found elsewhere in Silicon Valley.

However, the LRD infrastructure is old, inefficient and breaking. The time has come to invest in our community’s unique resource, bringing it up to code and up to date so it lasts another 60 years.

To raise the $1.5 Million needed for the pool renovation, we need help from each and every one of you!

Why do we need to remodel?

Maintenance and Infrastructure
To function properly, a pool needs its many working parts to be functional, but many of our pool’s parts are failing. The liner is buckling. The filter struggles to keep the water clean. The plumbing, heating and pumps are not reliable and require parts that are difficult to find because of the pool’s age. Remodeling the pool now will eliminate expensive repairs and save the LRD money in the long run.

Some swim teams refuse to compete at our pool for safety reasons. Numerous safety advances have been made since our pool was built in 1959. The pool remodel will address these upgrades to protect the safety of the adults and children who use our pool, both those who reside in our community and those who visit during the swim team season.

New Codes
What local homeowner hasn’t had to deal with the 1959 standard knob & tube wiring, galvanized water pipes, Orangeburg sewer lines, crumbling terra cotta drainage systems, and more? The pool remodel will replace outdated materials with modern equipment.

Property Values
Our pool and the sense of community it fosters is a draw for many Bay Area home buyers. Our property values benefit from this unique resource. An investment now will ensure that our homes retain their value for years to come.

The LRD is open to anyone who wishes to participate, making it the hub for many local communities and contributing to the health, happiness and well-being of many.

We have had the benefit of an amazing community pool, and it now falls to us to ensure that enjoyment for future generations.

Protect this invaluable resource for future generations

How we can reach our goal?

• Donate $3000 on behalf of your household
• Sponsor a neighbor who might not be able to afford $3000
• Donate $5000 or more and your name will be engraved on our Donor Recognition Wall
• Donate $100,000 and receive a lifetime membership to the LRD
• Donate the full $1.5 million for naming rights in perpetuity

Donation FAQs

What happens to donations if not enough funds are raised to accomplish pool remodel?
The Ladera Recreation District Board is actively securing donations for construction of a replacement main pool. All donated funds are being placed in a new bank account specifically earmarked for the pool construction. Assuming we collect enough donations by March 2020 we intend to engage the construction firm at that point and break ground in October 2020. If we don’t collect enough funds to start in 2020, we will explore alternative financing and will break ground in the fall of 2021. All funds donated will go towards pool renovation and any associated related work that needs to be done. Donations will remain in the pool fund until such time that sufficient capital is raised to initiate the project. It is a tax deductible donation and therefore will not be returned.

Will donations be used exclusively for pool remodel?
Donated funds are being placed in a bank account specifically earmarked for the pool construction and will be exclusively utilized for that purpose.

Are pledges (a dollar amount that would be sent when LRD so requested) a donation option?
In order to simplify, stream line and track the donation process, pledges are currently not an option.

Is there an option to donate on a yearly basis rather than a one time donation?
In order to simplify, stream line and track the donation process, yearly donations are currently not an option. If you choose to donate now and donate again in the next calendar year, your donations will be greatly appreciated, but will only be tracked based on money in the bank.

Is there a tax benefit associated with a donation?
The Ladera Recreation District is a 170(c)(1) government organization and charitable donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions.