Have you rented your vacation home with us and were told that you get some SHARC passes? Are you wondering what the SHARC is anyway? We’ve got your answer.
How did the SHARC get its name? Why is it spelled wrong?
We promise there’s a reason that the name isn’t spelled shark, like the animal. SHARC is the: Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center (SHARC). Make sense?
What will we find at the SHARC? What do my passes get me?
SWIMMING! An indoor pool offers a shallow play area for little ones, lap lanes, and even a whirlpool and a basketball hoop. The indoor pool and the outdoor adult hot tub are available year-round. There is a large outdoor aquatic park as well. This is THE place to be in the hot summer months. With waterslides, a lazy river, sunbathing spots, and a tot pool and sand area, your summer days will already be planned for your Sunriver visit.
Each SHARC pass in your vacation rental will provide admission for one person. So you can ride your bikes on over, show your pass and swim to your hearts content. Just be sure to BYOT (Bring Your Own Towel) and to read up on other safety and access requirements.
EAT! There is even a cafe; SHARC cafe offers meal options for all ages and a variety of beverages.
While SHARC is known for swimming, you’ll find a variety of other things as well. There is a 9-hole disc golf course that weaves through the beautiful surrounding landscape. This is Sunriver’s only disc golf course. Nearby, find Paulina Park and practice your rock climbing skills on the rock walls, bring a picnic to enjoy at one of the many tables or in the green grass or take advantage of the bocce ball court. Around the building from the park you will find an onsite basketball court so you can shoot some hoops before heading back to your vacation rental for dinner.
Turf Tunes, a summer concert series held at the John Gray Amphitheater at SHARC is fantastic entertainment to enjoy during your Sunriver vacation! Experience live music from nationally recognized musicians for free on select Sundays in June and July. SHARC also features one premiere musical act via a ticketed concert during the summer lineup.
If you are having an event of any kind, be sure to check in here to see if the SHARC is the right venue for you. There are event spaces for weddings or a pavilion for a smaller gathering.
Why was the SHARC built in Sunriver?
This premier facility was funded by Sunriver property owners, and the Sunriver Owners Association (SROA) operates the space. Before SHARC, Sunriver featured a great pool on the community’s south end. The South Pool was always full and eventually needed some major updates. At this time, the SROA board received lots of input from the community via surveys and meetings and found that a facility such as this seemed to be the desired outcome. In August 2010, the community voted in favor and construction began. SHARC opened its doors in May 2012 and has welcomed millions of visitors.
Okay, how do I get there?
You’ll find the SHARC right off of Circle 2, on Overlook Road in Sunriver. You won’t be able to miss it. Follow the cheerful screams and the giddy laughter and you’ll find the SHARC.