Parks & Recreation

Summerland Recreation Centre Project

The Summerland Aquatic & Fitness Centre is at end-of-life and a process is currently underway to explore opportunities for the replacement of the facility. 

Visit the Summerland Recreation Centre Project community engagement site HERE 

Project timeline and milestones are outlined below:

Project timeline and milestones are outlined below:

Evaluating considerations for a new Recreation Centre has been identified by Council as a priority project in preparation for a 2023 public referendum. The Parks & Recreation Master Plan community survey indicated that replacing this facility was one of the highest priorities for the community.

The Recreation Centre Feasibility & Site Fit Study final report was received by Council on February 28, 2022. At that time, Council endorsed the Summerland Arena and Curling Club site (8820 Jubilee Road) as the preferred site if a referendum indicates the public support for a new centre.

The updated project costs excluding GST is now estimated at $48,981,394. This project cost does not include any funding contributions such as grants, or decommissioning the existing facility. The project cost does include building construction to LEED Silver standards (a high level of building efficiency and environmental design).

Project Pathway:

December 12, 2022 – District of Summerland Committee of the Whole Council meeting

  • Summerland Recreation Centre project update (updated project cost estimates, green building options, results of geotechnical and civil connections studies)
  • Launch of interactive project website

January 2023 – District of Summerland Council meetings

  • Review and consider the Green & Inclusive Community Buildings Program to obtain project funding for a net-zero carbon construction standard
    • Update: Council supported proceeding with applying for this grant opportunity (application deadline February 28, 2022)
  • Review current project cost exclusions
  • Review referendum options and timing
    • Update: Council directed staff to return to Council to discuss referendum options and timelines after grant announcements have been made regarding the UBCM Strategic Priorities Fund (expected Spring 2023)
  • Continue to communicate to the community regarding the project process

Watch for more information in 2023 through:

  • District of Summerland website, social media channels, newsletter
  • Interactive project web page with links and information
  • In-person and electronic public open house events
  • Notices in Summerland Review

Please check this website regularly for updates.

For further information, please contact Lori Mullin, Director of Community Services | Aquatic Centre at 250-404-4084.  

Visit the Summerland Recreation Centre Project community engagement site HERE