Splish Splash in Brea. The Plunge has been given a face lift and it looks great.

Real Estate Sales Representative with Prudential CA Realty

The City of Brea anounced this week that the Plunge (A wonderful community pool of of Brea Blvd) has completed a $1.2 million rehibilitation and is now open again.  This could not come at a better time since the tempurature has been climbing each week that we get closer to summer.  As a Brea community member, I would like to say thank you to the City of Brea for making this wonderful project a priority for our community.  Brea continues to be a wonderful place to live, work, shop, and dine.

Here is an article from the City of Brea's website about the Plunge Project.

The Brea City Council, the Parks, Recreation and Human Services Commission, City officials and Brea residents will mark the re-opening of the Brea Municipal Plunge with a ceremony and plaque dedication on Monday, June 23, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the Plunge, located at 400 S. Walnut Ave, off Brea Blvd in City Hall Park. 

The public is invited to a brief plaque dedication ceremony and refreshments prior to the first recreational swim of the season in the re-constructed pool. The rehabilitation of the Plunge included bringing it up to current code while maintaining its historical significance, which helped gain its spot on the state and federal historic registries. Generations of children have learned to swim at the Brea Plunge as it is Orange County's oldest continuously operating pool. 

The $1.2 million rehabilitation project began after last year's Labor Day closing to re-construct the Plunge to meet modern functional standards. The project replaced the pool's me-chanical parts, which date back more than 50 years. The entire project included replacement of the pool mechanical equipment, including the pool filtration, pumping and piping systems; re-placement of the major electrical components; upgrades to the restroom, building, and pool area in order to comply with federal Americans with Disabilities Act standards; conversion of the main pool from wall gutters to a new safer rim flow type; and the demolition and replacement of the pool decking. Surrounding area improvements include the construction of two new 20 x 20 shade structures, new benches, new lifeguard chairs, and a new diving board. 

Cheers, Aaron Mills

Comments (1)

Mike McGinnis

I remember the old plunge from over 40 years years ago when I lived and went to high school in Brea. It was a small town town then of only 10,000 souls.  I live in Paris, France now, closer to the end than the beginning, where I write and try to stay healthy.

My memories of Brea are among the finest and most poignant of my life.  What a wonderful thing the city has done refurbishing the old plunge while maintaining its historical integrity.

Wishing you well,

Mike McGinnis, a former Brea resident 

Jun 13, 2008 03:57 AM