Sunriver, Oregon visitors are enjoying a new water-park this summer.  The new $18-million dollar Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center (SHARC) opened on Memorial Day Weekend. The year-round facility is 33,000 square feet.

Tot splash & play areas entertain the kids.

Tot splash & play areas entertain the kids.

The SHARC offer a multitude of activities  including: outdoor and indoor pools, lazy river, water slides, social hot tub, tot splash & play areas, event space/amphitheater, fitness center (SROA owners only), cafe, park, picnic areas, playground, bocce ball, basketball, year-round tubing hill.

Two waterslides are part of the new facility

Two big water-slides are part of the new facility

SHARC is located on a 22-acre site between Beaver Drive and Overlook Road, bordered on the south by Theater Drive.

SHARC was under construction for several years.

SHARC was under construction for several years.

The grounds have a rock climbing wall.

The grounds have a rock climbing wall.

SHARC Admission: Memorial Day-Labor Day

  • Adults (18 & older): Free with 2012 SROA Owner ID or guest pass / $25 general public
  • Children (4-17) & seniors (60+): Free with 2012 SROA Owner ID
  • or guest pass / $20 general public
  • Tubing only: Free with 2012 SROA Owner ID or guest pass / $15 general public

This summer, visitors are finding other improvements in Sunriver including a new building for the Village Bar & Grill.

The Sunriver Village Mall has a facelift.

The Sunriver Village Mall has had a face-lift.

The ice rink and a mini-train add ambience.

The ice rink (which during summer becomes a put-put golf course) and a mini-train add ambiance.

Favorite activities, like horse riding, engage visitors.

Favorite activities, like horse riding, engage visitors.

The Deschutes River offers recreational opportunities like fishing and boating.

The Deschutes River still offers recreational opportunities including fishing and boating.

Golf and biking in the summer sun is a family tradition for many.

Golf and biking are summer family traditions for many.

If you go, check out the free Concerts at Sunriver’s SHARC Amphitheater on Sundays from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

The nonprofit Sunriver Music Festival is also coming up in August and features concerts and a dinner/auction on August 5th.

Sunriver is a planned residential and resort community southwest of Bend in Central Oregon. Located near the base of the Cascade Mountain range, Sunriver’s 3,300+ acres (approximately 5.12 square miles)  are part of Deschutes County.

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