Oregon Coast Aquatic Park


The Oregon Coast Aquatic Park Board is pleased to unveil the first architectural concept drawing of the proposed South Beach aquatic park.

Architect Milica Dedijer and her associate Glen Small have captured the essence of the project with a dramatic and dynamic structure. For those who have seen the concept drawing, the first response of most is "WOW!"

The structure is designed to meet the needs of locals and tourists alike with an 8-lane, 25 yard competition pool at one end, and an aquatic park at the other with wave, leisure and toddler pools, slides, a Flowrider and other aquatic interests.

Not a swimmer? Then, visit the core retail shops, arcade, climbing wall or food court.

If you have any questions or comments, please just email us at info@oregoncoastaquaticpark.org


Marathoners give their best in support of Oregon Coast Aquatic Park

First Place Winner Sonia Gatherum
First place winner in Women's half run.
Sonia Gatherum from Corvallis.

Eighty-four half-marathon runners from eight different states gave their very best in support of the proposed Oregon Coast Aquatic Park that supporters have been trying to get built at a spot near the Oregon Coast Aquarium at South Beach.

The fifth annual half-marathon fundraiser drew runners from as far away as South Africa to take part in the run that started at Newport High School, coursed up to the second dam up Big Creek, back to 31st, through the tunnels of Highway 101 and Agate Beach State Park, north toward the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, then south to the original Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, then back north to end it at the Nye Beach Turnaround.

When all saw said and run, it was two hours and then some for most of the runners. Among women who came in first in their age categories, it was Sonia Gatherum from Corvallis that came in first place age 31-40 at 1:37:27.

Among women 19-30, it was Beryl Brath. Women 41-50, Angie Gray from Corvallis. Women 51-60, Lynn Bonser of Rainer and among women 61-70 it was Virginia Belvedere.

Among the men who came in first in their age category, it was Jose Cacho finishing first in men 19-30.

Among men 31-40 it was Miles Brokaw of Salem, men 41-50 it was George C. Finn of Renton, WA., men 51-60 it was Sam Belvedere, and for men 61-70 it was Otto Finnell of Beavercreek.

Water Girl
Volunteer water girl.

Results can be downloaded here in .pdf format.

Overall Results

Time Results

Alpha Results

OCAP Changes Name & Launches New Website

Date: January 25, 2013

Welcome to our new webpage! OCAP wanted a more flexible site that reflects our dynamic vision.

In the coming months, you will hear a lot about how Newport needs a new swimming pool. That is undisputed. It will be your decision whether to pay yet another tax to build and support this endeavor. I urge you to do your homework.

The proposed Newport Recreation project is modeled after the Ketchikan, Alaska project. Please go to Ketchikan Gateway Borough – Gateway Aquatic Center on the web to view their new project before you cast your vote.

OCAP’s project has changed in size and scope since its inception as we sought to meet the needs of our diverse community while providing a pay it forward option to our local governments.

OCAP continues to talk with government officials about the need to work with nonprofits to form a coalition which will benefit our community.

Not only will this project provide swimming facilities for you and your family – it will provide monies to fill the potholes and pave the streets that government budgets lack. Some times it is necessary to combine forces to deliver a truly new vision.

OCAP’s options have changed and we now have the freedom to exercise them. You can get involved.

  • Come to a meeting (see Calendar).
  • Donate – your time and your money.
  • Get informed – ask OCAP your questions.
  • State your concerns.
  • Look at the bigger picture to see how increased tourism spending can benefit our community.
THANK YOU ! TO OUR STEADFAST SPONSORS AND CONTRIBUTORS
Without you, we wouldn’t have a race.

  • QUEEN OF HEARTS
  • KAREN ANNE-MARIE MURPHY, LCSW
  • OREGON COASTAL REHABILITATION, LLC
  • FRED MEYER
  • SAFEWAY STORES
  • THOMPSON’S SANITARY SERVICE
  • OREGON COAST AQUARIUM
  • TLC FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
  • NEWPORT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
  • CLIF BARS
  • ON THE EDGE ART GALLERY
  • DUTCH BROTHERS
  • MO’S
  • CAFÉ’MUNDO
  • BIKE NEWPORT
  • ILLINGWORTH’S
  • SOLA LUNA
  • FORINASH GALLERIES
  • NYE BEACH SWEETS
  • CARL’S COFFEE
  • H & R BLOCK
NEWPORT HALF MARATHON
A benefit for Oregon Coast Aquatic Park

Thank you for your support.

More information is available by calling Jeff Bertuleit at (541)265-3032.

We're moving on – let's go swimming!

Our mission is to provide a quality aquatic facility for residents of and visitors to the central Oregon coast.

Catch the Wave - Let's Go Swimming!