Have you rented your vacation home with us and were told that you get some SHARC passes? Are you wondering what is the SHARC 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! There is an indoor pool that 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, spots for sunbathing as well as 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 Bite Cafe where you will find breakfast options, salads, and a variety of cool beverages.
While SHARC is known for the 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.
In the winter months, you’ll find the Winter Tubing Hill. If your crew isn’t interested in journeying up to the mountains for sledding, you’ll be able to enjoy a day of sledding right here in Sunriver. The hill includes three runs with varying steepness for everyone to enjoy.
MORE! Yes, there is more… in the summer, SHARC hosts the Twilight Cinema as well as Teen Night. The facility hosts concerts at the John Gray Amphitheater periodically. August 31st, be sure to catch Jonny Lang!
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 had a great pool on the south end of the resort community. 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 of 2010 the community voted in favor and construction began. SHARC opened its doors in May of 2012 and has welcomed millions of visitors since.
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.