Parks & Recreation

Summerland Recreation Centre Project

On November 4, 2023, eligible voters in Summerland participated in a referendum for the proposed Summerland Recreation Centre – a new multi-purpose recreation facility which was intended to replace the Summerland Aquatic & Fitness Centre.

A final determination of the results of the referendum was conducted by the Chief Election Officer on November 8, 2023, which confirmed that 4625 votes were cast, with 2682 votes (58%) against the referendum question, meaning the District will not proceed with borrowing up to $50 million to construct a new Summerland Recreation Centre.

In the coming months, Council will have discussions on next steps related to recreation services in Summerland. For more information and updates on those discussions, please revisit this website.

Summerland Recreation Centre Referendum

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Eligible voters were asked if they are in favour of the District borrowing up to $50 million for detailed design and construction of a new multi-purpose recreation facility, which includes:

  • a new aquatic centre
  • fitness centre
  • two multi-purpose rooms
  • universal access and family change rooms
  • modern energy efficiency building standards

The facility is intended to replace the current Summerland Aquatic & Fitness Centre, which has reached end-of-life and is experiencing a number of significant and ongoing building and maintenance issues, as well as the consumption of approximately 86% more energy per unit of floor area than the average swimming pool.

Click the button below to visit the interactive Referendum information page to review the proposed project information and the completed referendum:


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