Parks & Recreation

Recreation Centre Feasibility & Site Fit Study

Through a Request for Proposal procurement process, the District has retained Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects, along with their supporting team, to complete a Feasibility and Site Fit Study for the Recreation Centre. This project will be used for grant applications to obtain capital funding support and further decision making.

The objectives of this project are:

  • To explore options for the site and facility layout for a new or renovated Recreation Centre including aquatics, fitness centre, group fitness room, multipurpose room, and administration and support spaces. Options will also include child care space and a community gymnasium, which could potentially be phased in.
  • To confirm the preferred site and facility layout option.
  • To confirm capital costs and operational business plan.

The two sites being considered include the existing Summerland Aquatic & Fitness Centre site (13205 Kelly Avenue) and the Summerland Arena site (8820 Jubilee Road East).

The Final Report will be used for grant applications to obtain capital funding support and further decision making.

How is the Primary Health Care Centre being considered?

At the February 22, 2021 Council meeting, Council provided staff direction to conduct a Primary Health Care Centre feasibility study separate from the Aquatic & Recreation feasibility. However, the Recreation Centre Feasibility Study and Site Fit project will determine if a new Primary Health Centre could fit alongside the Recreation Center.

Have Your Say!

We want to hear from you! A Recreation Centre only happens once every 40-50 years, so your input now is critical. Stay tuned for a public open house and a public online survey in November 2021 where you will be able to review facility options and tell us what you think.

Please see the project Engagement Plan for more details around stakeholder and community engagement.

Image of Recreation Centre Replacement Timeline

Frequently Asked Questions

See FAQ’s Document for more information about the project.

Email to request to be added to the email list to receive project updates.

Continue to visit for regular updates on the project.

Follow the District of Summerland on social media: