By Barbara Khan
The Reston Design Review Board approved the new Lake Thoreau Pool design on June 22, 2021. Key design elements include a re-working of the roof (now to include vertical columns), longer ADA access with a ramp into the main pool, a repositioning of the spa away from the bathhouses, and a redesign of the overlook deck reducing the size of the area. There are also plans for a pollinator garden, “artistic” birdhouses, and public art. Construction may start in October or November of this year, with completion anticipated in the fall of 2022 and a grand reopening at the beginning of the 2023 pool season.