The Facility

The new 10,644 square metre aquatic and community centre has been carefully designed to meet the needs and priorities of our community.

New Leisure Pool

Aquatics

  • Leisure pool featuring 3×25 m lanes, a lazy river, spray toys and a tot zone
  • 50 m x 8 lane pool featuring 2 bulkheads and a movable floor
  • Two hot pools (adult and family)
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Accessible gendered and universal change rooms

Fitness

  • Fitness area spanning two levels
  • Spin room
  • Multipurpose rooms for various uses including aerobic and yoga classes

Small Gymnasium

Gymnasium

  • Two gymnasiums: West gymnasium and East gymnasium
  • West gymnasium can accommodate various court sports and other activities
  • East gymnasium will be a smaller gym that includes social seating and connections to outdoor spaces

Lobby & Community Centre

  • Childcare facility for up to 45 children
  • Multipurpose rooms for various activities and uses such as art programs, parties and special community events.
  • Meeting rooms
  • Health and Wellness space to provide services such as physio, massage or chiropractic services
  • Café
  • The lobby will be the heart of the facility, providing a space for people to gather and socialize

Aquatic Centre Outdoor Space

Outdoor Spaces

  • Landscaping will include open lawn spaces for additional outdoor programming, lounging and play
  • Indigenous plants
  • Covered outdoor spaces
  • Bike parking on both sides of the building
  • EV charging stations
  • Prioritized pedestrian routes from all access points to the facility
  • Outdoor spaces will pay homage to the Glenbrook Ravine that previously ran through the site, including features of a wetland landscape with walkways

Accessibility & Sustainability

  • Design and features target Rick Hansen Foundation Gold Accessibility certification which considers people of differing levels of physical mobility, as well as addresses gender and cultural sensitivities
  • Accessible designated parking spaces, including provisions for van parking on both sides of the facility ensuring a direct and safe path of travel to the entrance of the building from the parking area
  • The pools will provide a range of access types including beach entry, ramp entry, transfer edge and lift
  • In the fitness centre a variety of accessible fitness equipment will be provided ensuring to accommodate users with a variety of mobility needs
  • First aquatic centre in Canada to achieve the Canadian Green Building Council Zero Carbon Building standard
  • Designed to LEED Gold standards resulting in a 90% reduction of GHG emissions compared to the previous buildings
  • First aquatic centre in North America using innovative pool drum filtration system

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