Since opening in May 2012, the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic and Recreation Center (SHARC) has become a huge draw for guests and homeowners in the Sunriver area. During the summer months, sunseekers find themselves catching rays on the outdoor patio and children splash in the outdoor kids pool and take turns riding innertubes down the two water slides. In addition to summer fun, the SHARC offers year-round fun for the entire family. Choosing a Sunriver vacation home with SHARC passes and take full advantage of the facility with no additional costs for admission.
Indoor and Outdoor Recreation
As you drive, walk or ride a bike along Beaver Dr. in the summertime, you’ll see people enjoying the outdoor swimming pools at SHARC. The facility includes a large recreation pool with zero entry, a lazy river, two water slides and a grassy poolside area with lounge chairs perfect for sunbathing. Choosing a home with SHARC passes included grants you daily access to the entire SHARC facility. Additionally, the SHARC Bite Cafe serves a selection of tasty poolside treats and drinks.
During the cooler months, spend time at the indoor aquatic center, which includes lap lanes, zero entry to a shallow pool, bubblers, spinners and flowers for tots, a vortex whirlpool, water basketball and an outdoor hot tub for adults 18 and older. Low-impact, water-based fitness classes are also available at the indoor pool for all levels and abilities. SHARC also has a selection of swim apparel for children and adults.
Things to Do at SHARC
Discover more than aquatic entertainment at SHARC. Consider the SHARC your hub of activity in Sunriver. Try out Sunriver’s only disc golf course located on property at SHARC. The course includes 9-holes to give you a great taste of how much fun disc golf can be. Paulina Park is a public park located at SHARC and includes a playground, bocce ball court, rock climbing wall and picnic spaces. You can rent the pavilion for your next gathering. Shoot hoops at the on-site basketball court — perfect for a pickup game with other Sunriver visitors or a game or Horse with the kids.
One of the largest draws to the SHARC in the winter comes in the seasonal Winter Tubing Hill. The tubing hill at SHARC includes three runs of varying steepness and uses a plastic material that allows for tubing even without snow. Children ages four and up can use the provided tubes to cruise down the tubing hill. Check with SHARC for upcoming Black Light Blast Nights, which illuminate the runs with black lights and glow sticks for a truly incredible experience.
Allow SHARC to host your special event in Sunriver. SHARC includes a variety of meeting and event spaces perfect for weddings, family reunions, social gatherings, meetings and conferences. Benham Hall at SHARC includes everything you need to make your event a success. Choose a space with an on-site hospitality kitchen, dance floor and access to the outdoor grass amphitheater.
Upcoming Events at SHARC
Teen Night Pool Party
Send your teenagers to SHARC for an evening of games, root beer floats, swimming and fun. This event is teens only and requires an RSVP. November 21, 8-10pm.
Big Screen Football
Watch the Oregon Ducks take on the Oregon State Beavers in the annual Civil War football game. Next, watch as the Washington Huskies take on the Washington State Cougars in the annual Apple Cup. SHARC hosts a party filled with food and fun. Come cheer on your favorite team. November 23, 1pm Oregon kickoff, 5:30pm Washington kickoff. Prices vary, check SHARC event website.
Black Light Blast
Experience the winter tubing hill at night when it’s illuminated by black lights and glow sticks. This event takes place whether there is snow or not because the hill features a plastic material that still allows for thrill even without snow. 6-8pm. $12/valid SROA Member Preference ID Card, $15/general public, per person. Reservations required. Call 541-585-3147 to reserve a space.
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Upriver: An Oregon Experience
Deschutes National Forest and Discover Your Forest host a screening of “Upriver: An Oregon Experience” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic River Act. Free and open to the public. November 28, 6:30-8pm.
Reserve a Vacation Home with SHARC Passes
Take full advantage of all that the SHARC has to offer by reserving a Sunriver vacation home with SHARC passes included. The talented reservationists at Sunset Lodging in Sunriver can assist you in finding the perfect rental for your needs that includes SHARC passes for your fun and convenience.