The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District is inviting the community to an open house to view and tour Livermore High School's brand-new gymnasium, which was built as part of the voter-approved Measure J Bond facilities improvement projects, district officials said in a statement.
The open house event is set for this Saturday (June 25) from 5-7 p.m. at the Livermore High campus.
The gymnasium facility is a two-story building totaling 49,000 square feet and includes a main gym with mezzanine bleachers, practice gym, wrestling room, dance studio, weight room, PE classroom, team rooms, boys and girls locker rooms, concessions kitchen and patio and ticket booth.
Still to be completed are the aquatics facilities that will include a 12-lane swimming pool, diving boards and water polo field. District officials said that completion of this phase is planned for summer 2023.
Contractors broke ground on the gym in the summer of 2020. Construction was managed by the district's bond department in partnership with Roebbelen Contracting, Inc. and Kitchell Construction. The progress was accelerated while students were distance learning during the early stages of the pandemic, which resulted in the gym being completed ahead of schedule and under budget, according to the district.
Other large-scale Measure J funded projects include Granada High School's new Athletics & Aquatics Complex, which was completed last year in time for students' return to in-person instruction.
A new two-story classroom building at East Avenue Middle School and a new classroom building, gym and drop-off/parking lot at Joe Michell K-8 School are also among the finished projects paid for with Measure J funds.
For those planning to attend the open house at Livermore High, the gym is located at the corner of Fourth Street and Cowboy Alley. Officials said parking will be available in an adjacent parking lot with additional parking on Cowboy Alley and surrounding streets. The district also encourages wearing soft sole shoes.
The status of other Measure J renovations can be found on the Project Update Matrix at the district's website.