About C.V. Starr Community Center


Fitness Room/Facility Hours

June 11  – August 13 2017

Here are the hours for the CV Starr Center, Facility and Fitness hours only! For Pool Schedules please continue to scroll.

Sunday Noon–5:00pm
Monday-Friday 5:00am–8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am–5:00pm

Please Note: Pool hours may be adjusted during school holidays/breaks to accommodate the increased play feature usage and demands.

Leisure Pool Swim Times

Beach Swim       (Leisure Pool)

Beach Swim is located only in the shallowest area of the Leisure Pool (also known as the beach area). Other programs are likely to be occurring in the main section of the Leisure Pool. This swim is intended for small children and their families. The slide and lazy river are not available during this swim time. Play features are not on during this swim time.

Mon, Tues,Wed, Thur, Fri 10:45am–12:00pm
Monday – Thursday 4:00pm–6:30pm

Swim-Slide-Splash (Leisure Pool)

This is a time for children and families to practice their swimming skills or just have fun. The entire leisure pool is open; we alternate the lazy river and slide. Spray features are on continuously. Those wishing to swim in the deep water must pass a swim test (lifejackets may be used). All children 4 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a responsible person age 14 or older. You must be 48 inches tall to rise the slide.

Daily 1:00–4:00pm

Open Swim           (Leisure Pool)

The Leisure Pool is open to anyone for recreational or fitness swimming during Open Swim. At this time you have the opportunity to play, water walk, exercise, socialize or just relax in our warm water pool. The Slide and Lazy River are not available during this time.

Monday, Wednesday 4:00pm–5:30pm
Tuesday, Thursday 4:00pm–6:30pm
Mon, Wed, Fri 10:45am – 12:00pm

Lap Pool Work Out Swim Times

Lap Swim

This is an opportunity for swimmers to train and exercise in the lap pool. Lifeguards make every effort to manage the lad lanes and group swimmers according to ability and workout needs. Lanes are shared and circle swimming is required in lanes with 3 or more swimmers. There is not a minimum age requirement, but participants must be swimming laps. A minimum of 2 lanes are available for all lap swims times.

Mon, Wed, Fri 5:00am–7:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday 6:00am–7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am–4:00pm
Sunday Noon–4:00pm

Adult Swim       (Leisure Pool)

Use the leisure pool the way you like: stretching, water exercise, light swimming, or relaxation. Space available varies depending on other programs. Play features are not turned on during this swim. This time is for adults (18+) only.

Monday–Friday 8:00am–9:00am
Daily Noon–1:00pm

Water Walking  (Leisure Pool)

The Lazy river is open during these times for water walking and jogging. The water jets are turned on to create a current that increases resistance for a great workout. This is an excellent time for low-impact exercising and injury rehabilitation this time is for adults (18+) only.

Daily Noon–1:00pm
Monday–Friday 8:00am–9:00am

Updated: 01/01/16


Staff at CV Starr:

Dan Keyes,  District Administrator
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Jill Rexrode Business Manager 
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Carly Wells, Guest Services Coordinator
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Dede Lehnhardt, Aquatics & Programs Coordinator
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Anna Kristina Rosenquist, Administrative Assistant – Accounting

Paul Kelley, Maintenance Coordinator
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C.V. Starr Community Center & Spath Aquatic Center is located at 300 S. Lincoln St in Fort Bragg, CA.

View Larger Map

This map shows the location of the all outdoor facilities at CVSCC.

Site Map for CVSCC
This map shows the location of the pools, classrooms, and offices at CVSCC.

Building Map for CVSCC


If you are interested in applying for a job at C.V. Starr Community Center, please fill out our application. All sections must be completed and the application must be signed before it is submitted.

Click here to download the Employment Application

All applications must be mailed to or dropped off at the C. V. Starr Community Center, Human Resources, 300 South Lincoln Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

KUDOS Aide – Dana Gray Site
$10.50 – $12.50/hr, part-time
Position open until filled
Click here for the Kudos Aide Job Description 

KUDOS Instructor – Redwood Site 
$16 – $18/hr, part-time
Position open until filled
Click here for the Kudos Instructor Job description

KUDOS Arts and Crafts Instructor – Middle School Site 
$16 – $18/hr, part-time approx. 3 hours per day off weekends and school holidays
Must have AA or AS degree or pass FBUSD proficiency exam.
Position open until filled
Click here for the Kudos Instructor Job description

$10.50 – $12/hr, part-time.
Open until filled
Click here got the Lifeguard Recruitment Flyer
Click here for the Lifeguard Job Description 


Swim Instructor
$13-$15/hr, part-time
Open until filled
Click here for Swim Instructor Recruitment job description and information 

Fitness Instructor
$22-$28/hr, part-time
Open until filled
Click here for Fitness Instructor job description and information

Enrichment Program Instructor
$12-$14/hr, part-time
Open until filled
Click Here for the Enrichment Program Instructor job description and information

The Front Desk at Halloween


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History of the C.V. Starr Community Center & Spath Aquatic Center

Mayor Dave Turner cuts the ribbon at Grand Opening Ceremonies at C.V. StarrGrand Opening Ceremonies at C.V. StarrGrand Opening Ceremonies at C.V. StarrGrand Opening Ceremonies at C.V. StarrMore than 30 years ago, members of the Mendocino Coast Community dreamed of building a new pool for everyone to enjoy. In 1978, using Park Bond Act monies, MCRPD obtained a five-acre parcel known as Green Memorial Field in central Fort Bragg. After years of fundraising and some major donations from local resident, Harry Spath, and the Starr Foundation, construction began in 2006. In August of 2009, the C.V. Starr Community Center and Sigrid and Harry Spath Aquatic Facility opened to the public, and the dream had finally become reality. It is home to two pools, fitness and dance rooms, conference rooms and the MCRPD business offices.

In March, 2012 the City of Fort Bragg partnered with MCRPD, and with the passage of Measure A, the C.V. Starr Center Operation and Maintenance was fully funded by the half-cent sales tax. The C.V. Starr Center is owned by the City of Fort Bragg and operated by the MCRPD in accordance with an Operating Agreement between the two entities. The C.V. Starr Director, an MCRPD employee who reports directly to the MCRPD Board, is responsible for day-to-day administration of the C.V. Starr Center, and the MCRPD Board is responsible for key policy decisions. The Fort Bragg City Council adopts the annual operating budget for the Center and establishes the fee schedule. Together with the MCRPD, the City is responsible for ensuring that the Center operates in a fiscally sustainable manner.


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Sponsors and Affiliated Organizations

Mendocino Coast Recreation & Parks Department (MCRPD) : our parent organization.

City of Fort Bragg : the city owns the C.V. Starr Community Center, and contracts with MCRPD for administration of the center.

FortBragg.com : official tourism site for the City of Fort Bragg

Web Site Attributions

Monolith Design: designed and created the CV Starr Web site, and contributed some photography.

Keith Wyner: Keith took many of the images used on the CV Starr Web site. He says: “I have been documenting local community events with photography for a number of years. This has included, Paul Bunyan Days, Mendocino Film Festival, events at the CV Starr Center, FBHS/FBMS graduations and more. I also do some commercial work, art work, and creative photos, including landscapes, nature, and art.”

Lisa Colvin: Lisa took some of the images used on the new site.

Johanna Jensen: supplied photos and information about MCDOG and the off-leash dog park for the Web site.

Pete Gealey: contributed many photos of the Noyo Yoyos and petanque at C.V. Starr.

Liquid Fusion Kayaking: contributed photos of kayaking classes in the laps pool at C.V.  Starr.