Malin Christmas Bazaar Nov 18th and 19th
Malin Christmas Bazaar at the Malin Community Hall
November 18th 9am – 6pm and November 19th 9am – 4pm
Malin Christmas Bazaar NOV 18-19
Malin Christmas Bazaar November 18, 9am through 6pm and November 19, 9am through 4pm.
Come on down to the Butte Valley Museum for the Harvest Hoedown!!
Join us for a fun filled evening of hay rides, food vendors, games and movie night!!
Malin Swimming Pool Renovation
It’s official! After what feels like forever, summer is here and with it, the opening of the Malin Pool. Do not be surprised however, if upon attending, you notice some much needed renovations; which are some of the first renovations of the pool since it’s opening in 1948.
Thanks to a $350,000 grant from the Oregon Park and Recreation Department, which covered about half of the total cost of the project, the pool was able to open in time for the summer season.
“Malin pool is the epitome of the summertime nostalgia” Kendra Schroeder, Malin Pool Manager, shared as she expressed the feeling she gets going into her eighth season. What once was a 35 yard pool now houses a nice wading pool for young swimmers as well as a 25 yard standard lap pool.
In order to accomplish the project, it required an entire removal of the old recirculating piping. Creating the wading pool required usage of the old pool deck space, while the previous filtration system was also replaced with all new equipment. The entire project was wrapped up with a new concrete surface surrounding the pool.
An open pool is the goal, however due to COVID-19, there will be some restrictions that have come with it. Malin Pool has made sure that their staff will adhere to Oregon Health Authority guidelines including: all employees wearing masks while on shift, a maximum capacity of 50 swimmers, and COVID tracing. Swimming lessons have also been cancelled; however, there has been an increase in swim camps throughout the summer to teach water safety to kids.
Expect to get your water wings wet daily from 1-5pm and again during the evening swim from 6:30-8pm each night except Sunday. You can also sign up for adult lap swim or even host a private party .
Jaselyn Story, a returning lifeguard, shared that her and her fellow lifeguards came back again this year because she enjoys watching the kids grow up over the years and loves to see who they are becoming. She asks that those who do make their way to the pool this year, come in with a good mindset and always respect the lifeguards.
Though many things have changed in our world and community, the staff of Malin pool stands by their promise to provide fun and safe entertainment for your family throughout the summer.
The City of Malin has had many improvements around town over the last few years. We have added Christmas lights for the Malin park and better electrical throughout the park, we have added a Veterans Park in the heart of Malin, and even updated our city pool. However the most recent project is the addition of our very own Broadway Park located on the south entrance to Malin.
Patrick Hagerty and the Youth For Christ (YFC) team here in Malin have been working on a park to help provide a welcoming environment as you enter Malin from the south side. This park is anticipated to be finished by the end of September and be home of the latest Malin Mural, painted by Chris Young, showcasing our historic Broadway Theater. This Mural was proudly created by Marilyn Hagerty, Patrick Hagerty, and David DeFillipo in an effort to enhance the Broadway Park. Youth For Christ has taken on many projects through the years to help enhance and restore buildings and areas in the Basin in order to use our facilities to the best of their abilities.
Broadway Park has a focus on improving an unused area of town, as the perfect place to sit and be rejuvenated. Much like the more recent Veterans Park that was installed between Malin Country Diner and the Malin Farmers Market, The Broadway Park will have a mural that depicts our Broadway Theater and even some patio-like features. However the Broadway Park will contrast the Veterans Park when it comes to the grassy landscape that is the aim. The design of the park will feature grass that will be watered by drip irrigation and will showcase a waterfall feature. “As people come into town from the south we hope that they would see the water and be able to stop for a place to reflect” Hagerty shared while describing what they hope this park will bring to our town of Malin. Other things you can watch for in this park will be a nice picnic area and place to play games like grass volleyball. During the Christmas season YFC hopes to partner with the City of Malin as they light up the city park, Broadway would also be lit up to complement the rest of town.
Just as all things YFC has done in this community and others we anticipate this park to be an incredible addition to the City of Malin. Make sure to keep an eye on this spot throughout the summer. Come this fall you will have the opportunity to enjoy it to its fullest.