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.


  • Leisure pool (450m2) featuring three 25m lanes, a lazy river, spray toys and a tot zone
  • Lap pool (1062m2) featuring eight 50m lanes, two bulkheads and a movable floor
  • Adult hot pool
  • Family hot pool
  • Diving boards (1m springboard, 3m springboard, and 5m platform)
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Accessible gendered and universal change rooms


  • Fitness area spanning two levels:
    • Lower level (240m2) to include strength and functional training spaces
    • Upper level (863m2) to include cardio, strength, functional training and stretching areas
  • Cycle studio for up to 30 bikes
  • Multi-purpose rooms for for aerobic and yoga classes

Small Gymnasium


  • West gymnasium (641m2) to accommodate various court sports and other activities
  • East gymnasium (439m2) to accommodate court sports with social seating and connections to outdoor spaces

Lobby & Community Centre

  • The lobby, the heart of the facility, will be a space for people to gather and socialize
  • Childcare facility for up to 37 children
  • Multi-purpose rooms for a variety of activities, including:
    • Health and wellness programs
    • Community recreation programs such as preschool, art, dance, music, and martial arts
    • Meetings, special events, and birthday parties
  • Active rehab and wellness space to provide physio, massage or chiropractic services
  • Café food services

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

New Leisure Pool


  • Design and features following 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
  • The pools will provide a range of access types including beach entry, ramp entry, transfer edge and lift, including ramps into the leisure pool and family hot pool
  • Intermittent and dispersed seating in lobby, corridors, and viewing areas
  • Accessible washrooms, showers, and change rooms
  • Evacuation chair for stair area of refuge
  • A variety of accessible fitness equipment  to accommodate users with a variety of mobility needs


  • First aquatic centre in Canada to achieve the Canads Green Building Council Zero Carbon Building standard
  • Pursuing LEED Gold certification resulting in a 90% reduction of GHG emissions compared to the previous buildings
  • First aquatic centre in North America using innovative inBlue pool drum filtration system
  • New facility will include roof-mounted photovoltaic panels with a projected electrical yield of 300MWh per year

Public Art

An important feature of the new facility will be the installation of a public art piece near the south entrance of the building. The City of New Westminster launched its first Indigenous call to artists to create a site-specific public artwork for the new facility. Following a two-stage selection process, the commission was awarded to Coast Salish artist, James Harry (Nexw’Kalus-Xwalacktun). Harry was born in Vancouver and grew up in New Westminster. He is of Squamish Nation (Swxwú7meshḵ) and European descent (Scottish, and German). His winning concept, Miyiwts is a large-scale sculpture referencing traditional Coast Salish design motifs and the Glenbrook Ravine.

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