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Lewis Farms was identified in the 2005-2015 Recreation Facility Master Plan and the Medium Term Recreation Facility and Sports Field Plan as one of the new recreation centres to be developed based on consultation and stakeholder feedback.

What we heard from our initial consultations on the plans was support for a multi-purpose recreation centre that could contain aquatic elements, indoor ice amenities, a fitness centre, multi-purpose spaces and gymnasia. An Edmonton Public Library branch and an Edmonton Catholic Schools academic centre are planned to be co-located with the centre. Outdoor park components include sports fields, gathering spaces and walkways for the district park.

 

Project Timeline

Project Lifecycle Concept

Future
Build dependant on funding.

2019
Preparation for Build.

2018
Finalizing the Design: public and stakeholder engagement to review and provide feedback on final design.

Detailing the Design: public and stakeholder engagement to review and provide feedback on developing design (spring).

2017
Feedback from Setting the Direction engagement incorporated into draft schematic design update.

Schematic design of the facility and park and cost estimate presented to City Council.

City Council approved funding for the Design phase of the project (spring).

2016
Setting the Direction Event: public and stakeholder engagement to review and provide feedback on draft schematic (fall)

Exploring Options Event: public and stakeholder engagement to review and provide feedback on concept design options (spring).

2015
Concept design developed with input from engagement (summer).

Sharing Ideas Event: public and stakeholder engagement to confirm program and identify emerging needs to be included in schematic design (spring).

2014
Funding request approved in the 2015-2018 capital budget deliberations for schematic design.

2011
Lewis Farms Community Recreation Centre Functional Program Study completed.

2007
Medium Term Recreation Facility and Sports Field Plan approved by City Council.

Plan recommends development of Lewis Farms Community Recreation Centre following completion of Clareview and The Meadows.

Project Overview

Concept

The following work has been completed prior to this phase:

  • Functional program study that presents the functional and spatial requirements for design and construction
  • Business case that presents the capital and operating impacts for the facility
  • Submission for project funding into the City's 2015-2018 capital budget

In December 2014, City Council approved funding for the schematic design of the Lewis Farms Community Recreation Centre and the Lewis Farms Library.

Schematic Design

Public Engagement:
The City of Edmonton began public and stakeholder engagement in April 2015 to build on the work completed earlier and identify emerging needs to be included in design. The City created a public engagement plan that outlined who we would engage with and how. It also ensured a balance and range of public perspectives would be provided for consideration in the decision-making process.

Sharing Ideas (Public Engagement Sessions)
This was your first opportunity to get involved and tell us what activities you would like to do in the Lewis Farms recreation centre, public library and district park.

Exploring Options (Public Engagement Sessions)
Your second opportunity to get involved. We took all your feedback from the Sharing Ideas event and online surveys to create concept design options. You had the opportunity to review these options that created the draft schematic design.

Setting the Direction (Public Engagement Sessions)
Your third opportunity to get involved. We presented the draft schematic design to get your final input to create the schematic design.

In spring 2017, based on public input, the schematic design, the details and cost of the Lewis Farms Facility and Park was shared with City Council for direction.

In May 2017, City Council approved funding for the complete design of the Lewis Farms Facility and Park.

Detailed Design (Where We Are)

Public Engagement:
The City has initiated a new public engagement phase that continues and builds on the earlier engagement. It ensures a balance and range of public perspectives will be provided for consideration in the decision process.

Detailing the Design (Public Engagement Sessions - Current)
Your fourth opportunity to get involved. The detailed design stage has begun.

Finalizing the Design (Public Engagement Sessions - Future)
The last opportunity to get involved.

Build / Operate

This stage will begin if funding for the remaining design and construction is approved and the following triggers are reached:

  • Dedicated Land: the Lewis Farms District Park is currently unassembled
  • Base Infrastructure: projects such as roads and utilities next to the proposed centre should be completed to reduce cost impacts

The City will continue to look for opportunities to improve cost recovery through new/innovative operating models. This includes the review of partnerships.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most commen questions the City has received about the Lewis Farms Facility and Park project. If your question isn't answered, please contact 311.

When will the Lewis Farms Facility and Park design be completed?

The design of Lewis Farms Facility and Park is anticipated to be complete in spring 2020.

When will construction begin on the Lewis Farms Facility and Park?

Construction of the Lewis Farms Facility and Park is anticipated to begin in summer 2020, dependant on funding.

When will the Lewis Farms Facility and Park open?

The Lewis Farms Facility and Park project is currently in the Design phase, with anticipated completion in 2020. Construction of the Facility and Park is not yet funded and will be considered as part of the 2019-2022 Capital Budget. If funding for construction is approved, the timelines for opening to the public will be updated and shared.

Where will the Lewis Farms Facility and Park be located?

Lewis Farms Facility and Park will be located within the Rosenthal neighbourhood in the open space southwest of 92 Avenue and Rosenthal Way.

Will there be retail opportunities?

There will be retail opportunities. In accordance with the City's procurement process, we will be initiating a Request for Proposal for rental opportunities within the facility. The opportunities will be posted and interested vendors can register at purchasingconnection.ca

How can I stay informed?

Sign up to receive updates about the Lewis Farms Facility and Park Project.

For more information about the public engagement for this project go to the Lewis Farms Facility and Park Engagement Page

For More Information

Facility Planning and Design

12th Floor, Edmonton Tower

10111 104 Avenue NW Edmonton

T5J 0J4

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email FacilityPlanningAndDesign@edmonton.ca

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