Fitness & Aquatics Center Transition – South Jordan

Fitness & Aquatics Center Transition

The Story

Over the past few years, we have engaged in an extensive journey to improve recreation and park opportunities for our residents in a fiscally responsible way. The result is an innovative park and recreation partnership with Salt Lake County. The closing of the County-owned Marv Jenson Recreation Center provided an opportunity to enhance recreation services in South Jordan. To ensure South Jordan residents get the most robust and long-term recreation opportunities, a plan is in place for the County to assume operations of the South Jordan Fitness & Aquatics Center starting April 1, 2020, which is slated to be signed in the next few weeks.

One of the benefits of this partnership is the potential addition of a lap pool. The City, County and Jordan School District are working together to determine the feasibility of pool expansion.

This plan also creates a joint partnership between the City and the County on the 160 acre Bingham Creek Regional Park at the site of the former Welby Pit that will give South Jordan equal ownership and shared programming of the park. This is significant for several reasons. Bingham Creek will be the largest regional park in the County, and will function much like Sugar House Park. South Jordan City will play a role in its design, construction, management and programming. Recreation centers have a finite life and are expensive to run and maintain, but this park will be around for generations.

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South Jordan Fitness & Aquatics Center FAQ

The closing of the County-owned Marv Jenson Recreation Center provided an opportunity to enhance recreation services in South Jordan. To ensure South Jordan residents get the most robust and long-term recreation opportunities, a plan is in place for the County to assume operations of the South Jordan Fitness & Aquatics Center starting April 1, 2020, which is slated to be signed in the next few weeks.

One of the benefits of this partnership is the potential addition of a lap pool. The City, County and Jordan School District are working together to determine the feasibility of pool expansion.

April 1, 2020. Your current membership to the South Jordan Fitness & Aquatics Center will be honored by the County through the duration of the pass you purchased. Once the transition happens on April 1, you will need to change your City pass to a County pass at no additional cost. That can be done at your first visit after April 1.

Yes. For the duration of the membership period for which you have paid. This means if you are paying month to month, that your membership would end at the end of the month you’ve paid through. If you buy a membership at South Jordan’s rates in March of this year, it would be honored by the County for the full year.

No, once your membership period lapses after April 1, 2020, you will need to purchase your membership at the County rate.

You can transfer your membership over at your first visit after April 1, 2020.

You will continue to have a membership at the same facility. However, your new pass will tie you into the County recreation system, which means you have the option to pay a little more to upgrade to an All-County pass. This gives you access to all County recreation facilities and outdoor pools, including J.L. Sorenson and Gene Fullmer.

Yes, but you would need to cancel by March 15 to ensure you get your refund. Click here to fill out the general refund request form and click here to cancel EFT (electronic fund transfer) payments and either email one or both forms to Kaitlin Youd at kyoud@sjc.utah.gov or bring it in to the Fitness & Aquatics Center.

The County intends to retain current Fitness & Aquatics Center classes, programs, and staff through the transition, making it easy and smooth for members and patrons. Additionally, the County intends to offer programming that’s not currently available at the facility.

All indoor Fitness & Aquatics Center programs and classes will now be coordinated by the County. Outdoor programs, like soccer, softball, tennis, and SoJo Race Series, will still be provided by the City. The County will also continue to offer several outdoor programs that the City doesn’t offer like flag football, tee-ball, and track and field.

County membership fees vary by facility except for the All-County Pass.

The Fitness & Aquatics Center will mirror Marv Jenson’s fees.

Learn more by taking a look at the full Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation Fee Guide.

No, residents have not been paying for the Fitness & Aquatics Center through their taxes. Funds from the City’s Redevelopment Agency (RDA), an independent government agency created for economic development, paid for the construction of the fitness center. Membership and participation fees as well as outdoor recreation program money have paid for the daily operations of the center.

Yes. The hours will remain the same after the County assumes operations of the Fitness & Aquatics Center on April 1, 2020.

Yes. The currently available fitness classes will be included with your membership after the County assumes operations of the Center.

Yes. Silver Sneaker programs will continue with the County.