Trout Creek Recreation Center Renovation Project Updates

Trout Creek Recreation Center Renovation Project Updates

Capital Projects, Member News, Trout Creek Recreation Center

February 2020 Update

We are excited to announce the soft re-opening of the Trout Creek Recreation Center on Saturday, February 8. This includes the new cardio room and weight room (Phase 2) located at the East end of the building. Please note that some painting and finishing touches will still be taking place, so please excuse our dust.

Countless hours have been invested in the planning and renovation of the recreation center. We’re excited to celebrate the completion of this significant capital project and thank you for your patience during the construction. We hope you enjoy the newly renovated Trout Creek Recreation Center.

You’re invited! Join us as we celebrate the grand re-opening of Trout Creek on Saturday, February, 15. Entry is FREE for all Tahoe Donner members from 10AM-1PM. Guest fees still apply.


  • 10:30AM-12PM: Complimentary Chair Massages
  • 10:30AM-1PM: Facility Tours and Equipment Demonstrations
  • 10:30-11AM: Free 30-Minute Spin Class
  • 11:30-12PM: Free 30-Minute Spin Class
  • 12:30-1PM: Free 30-Minute Spin Class

The 5-minute chair massages are first come, first served. Pre-register for the spin classes at the front desk or by calling (530) 582-9603. Tours and demonstrations are available as requested from certified personal trainers and staff.

Fitness classes will return to Trout Creek on Monday, February 10. Enjoy the new Spin Classroom which is also scheduled to open on Monday.

See the new Fitness Class Schedule and Spin Class Schedule for February 10-16.

The Kids Club Room is still undergoing renovations at this time, including the installation of brand new kid-friendly flooring. Our contractors are working as quickly as possible. We will send another email update as soon as Kids Club is ready to open. Thank you for your patience.

Please remember you can refund all remaining time left on our punch card at the Trout Creek front desk.

October 2019 Update 
With construction on schedule and going smoothly you will have a newly expanded fitness facility and one of the best in North Lake Tahoe by early 2020. Although completion is right around the corner, we have a few more temporary changes taking place to ensure we all stay safe, fit and happy during the last phase of construction.

The temporary gym location on the basketball court was feasible during the summer months, however, with winter quickly approaching we will be heading indoors for a warmer, more protected location.

  • Effective October 7, all fitness classes will be relocated to the large and sunny club room at Alder Creek Adventure Center.
  • Effective October 8, limited gym equipment will be available in the fitness classroom at Trout Creek.
  • During this time, some classes may be canceled or moved to a different time slot. For the most up-to-date schedule please visit our website at com/fitness.

June 20, 2019 – UPDATE

As we enter Phase 2 (July 2019 – January 2020) of Trout Creek Recreation Center’s renovation, we continue to work hard to minimize the impact on our users. Transition to Phase 2 is will begin soon and will be ongoing through July. Equipment relocation stages are broken up into two sub-phases – 2a and 2b. Fitness classes will only be affected in the last half of sub-phase 2b. Here is what to expect in the coming months.

PHASE 2a: July – mid-October 2019

  • Fitness Classes: Unaffected
  • Weight + Cardio Rooms: All the equipment from the existing weight and cardio rooms will be distributed to multipurpose rooms B and C (see map below) and in a heated/ventilated tent that has been erected on the basketball court.

Tent information:

  • Heated (when needed) and well-ventilated
  • 3,200 square feet
  • Powered by generator for lighting and minor equipment needs
  • Includes asphalt walkway


PHASE 2b: October – January 2020

From mid-October through January, fitness class impact will include a reduction in class frequency and variety. In order to best accommodate our members, some classes will be relocated to either Alder Creek Adventure Center or Northwoods Clubhouse:

  • Alder Creek Adventure Center: The club room is spacious and attractive and suitable for displaced classes. There is also a shower on premises for attendee use. Once snow starts falling, the room will no longer be available for fitness classes as the Cross Country Ski Center operations begin.
  • Northwoods Clubhouse: The Meadow Room has been used successfully as a fitness room in the past. Classes will be scheduled around functions and events. Pizza on the Hill has also been used as a morning fitness location and will be considered if needed.

Once storm season begins, the tent will no longer be a feasible option for weight and cardio. In order to continue to address the fitness needs of our members, strength and cardio equipment will be redistributed to the existing classroom A, and the two multipurpose rooms B and C. There will be 1,900 square feet of space available by utilizing these three rooms.

  • Cardio: While there will be the same variety of cardio equipment available, we may not be able to offer the same quantity.
  • Strength: While the more generalized and versatile equipment will be available, the most highly specialized machines and equipment may not.

We appreciate your continued patience as we complete the much-needed Trout Creek Recreation Center’s renovation.

Construction began on January 7, 2019 on the two-phased renovation of the Trout Creek Recreation Center. A member-led General Plan Committee (GPC) taskforce has worked since 2016 gathering member feedback and diligently planning to meet the needs of the community. Please check back here for project updates and thank you for your patience during this temporary construction inconvenience.


  • Adapt the facility to changing member needs
  • Safety, comfort and member experience
  • Increase usable space


  • PHASE 1 – Pool Side: There will only be minor workout impacts, including temporary entrance at the west side of building.
  • PHASE 2 – Gym Side: Equipment and classes will be relocated to meet the fitness needs of as many members as possible.


Despite exhaustive attempts and discussions, we regretfully are unable to locate a safe location for Kids Club during the construction process. Kids Club closed on January 5 and will reopen again once construction is completed in early 2020.

Q: Will my pre-purchased Kids Club punch card be refunded?
A: Yes, all remaining time on punch cards can be refunded at the front desk.

Q: When will Kids Club be offered again?
A: Yes, we will reopen Kids Club upon the completion of the project in early 2020.

Q: Are there alternatives to Kids Club offered?
A: Yes. We will provide list of local child care providers and be collecting and distributing contact information of any parents who may be interested in participating in a cooperative for watching each other’s children. For more information on these childcare alternatives, please email

Q: Who can I contact about the construction?
A: Kyle Winther, Trout Creek Manager, or Tommy Kelly, Assistant Manager.


In an attempt to complete this project as quickly as possible, construction crews will be working seven days per week from 7AM-7PM.

  • PHASE 1 – Pool Side: Starts Jan. 2019 and lasts approximately six months.
  • PHASE 2 – Gym Side: Starts mid-2019 and lasts approximately eight months.


  • $2.4 million estimated cost, which includes all hard and soft costs associated with this capital improvement.


  • This is an active construction zone and a hard hat is require to enter. Please stay out.
  • There will be some construction parking required. Please do not park in reserved construction sites during the project.