On September 2, R&H Construction broke ground on The Sunriver Resort Lodge Village’s new pool area, aptly named The Cove. Scheduled for completion in early summer 2015, the project includes demolition of the Lodge Village Pool built on the site in 1996 and construction of a completely new pool and surrounding amenities.
The Cove will be open to resort guests and will encompass a 55,000 square foot expanse highlighting a zero-entry, 3,200 square-foot pool, along with a raised hot tub, two fire pits, cabanas, a restaurant and bar with expansive outdoor seating and poolside service, water features and children’s play areas.
“The R&H project team brought to life our vision of The Cove ten-fold,” said Steve Runner, vice president of development and planning for Sunriver Resort. “They captured our desire to build more than just a pool for our guests, but to bring the space back to life. I know our guests will be thrilled with the changes in this central gathering place within our resort.”
Water features in The Cove will include two children’s play areas, as well as a water slide that will mimic natural waterslides included in the local Paulina Plunge adventure tour. The larger of the two children’s play areas will be comprised of a boulder surrounded space with sand and water paths that can be turned on and off as kids play and build. The smaller children’s area will also include boulders, along with geysers in which to play.
“This project has been a lot of fun for us, and we couldn’t be happier to be working with the Sunriver Resort team,” said Duane Francis, a project manager for R&H Construction. “The new pool will solidify the resort as a destination spot for tourists and locals alike. Our team worked closely with Sunriver Resort and the architecture team to articulate their vision and create the plans for what will be a remarkable attraction. As we work through the demolition phase, we are really seeing the space come to life.”
East of the pool, R&H Construction will build a reflecting pond. Positioned to reflect picturesque Mt. Bachelor, the pond will be filled with fresh water that will run through a meandering stream and deposit into the Sun River, ultimately creating a habitat for the endangered spotted frog.
In addition to R&H Construction, the project team includes DKA Architecture in collaboration with WH Pacific.