The Future New West Aquatics & Community Centre

Welcome to The Future New West Aquatics and Community Centre website – the source for information as we explore ways to build on the rich sporting tradition of The Canada Games Pool (CGP) and Centennial Community Centre (CCC). These two facilities are an important part of active, healthy living in New Westminster – yet both are aging and in a state of decline.

Community Update – December 2018

Over the past year, significant work has taken place on advancing the New Westminster Aquatics and Community Centre project.

This spring, a broad community and stakeholder engagement process was held to check-in with the community on the proposed program concept for the new facility. Throughout the engagement process, the community demonstrated strong support for the proposed project and design concept. However, there was also desire from the Hyack Swim Club for an enhanced facility that would support local and regional level swimming competitions.

As a result, New Westminster City Council passed a recommendation to pursue two design options for the new facility: a community recreation facility that is consistent with the results of the community engagement process; and a design option  that includes community recreation components included in option 1 with augmented competition components. The second design option is contingent on the City of New Westminster successfully obtaining significant senior Government grant funding.

For more information and updates on the project, along with upcoming next steps, please visit the current status page of our website.

Welcome to The Future New West Aquatics and Community Centre website – the source for information as we explore ways to build on the rich sporting tradition of The Canada Games Pool (CGP) and Centennial Community Centre (CCC). These two facilities are an important part of active, healthy living in New Westminster – yet both are aging and in a state of decline.

In 2016, the City asked the community and stakeholders to weigh in about the future of these two legacy facilities. They asked: “What’s possible for the renewal of these recreation and community spaces?” Based on this feedback, the City commissioned a 2017 feasibility study (PDF – 4.7 MB) to assess the budget and programming priorities.

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The study’s findings have reinforced the importance of these two facilities to local residents and stakeholders. They will be used to inform the next stages of planning for a new facility, and ensure its aquatic, fitness, and community spaces reflect the unique values, history and identity of New Westminster. The cost for the proposed new facility is anticipated to be in the order of $100M.

The City of New Westminster and HCMA Architecture + Design invite you to explore this website to learn more about The Future New West Aquatic and Community Centre and how you can get involved.

We also invite you to take a few minutes to fill out our survey – the results will be used to ensure we are planning a new community facility that is welcoming and inclusive for all, with the aquatic, fitness and community-based programming needs that are most important to residents and stakeholders.