Project Update - December 2021
Council approved an adjustment of $41 million to the previously approved $112 million for this project to proceed. To prepare for upcoming construction in spring 2022, the City of Edmonton will be
on the project site between February and March 2022.
About the Project
Coronation Park Sports and Recreation Centre will be a community and social hub for central-north Edmonton that meets the leisure, health and wellness needs of families, youth, adults and seniors.
The project will create more community recreation space and will connect to the Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre, an architecturally award winning aquatic centre. The design includes a fitness centre, walking/running track, gymnasiums, multi-purpose and program rooms, an indoor play space, and an indoor cycling track. It also creates a high performance-training centre for cycling and triathlon in the city with an indoor cycling track to host competitions.
The project has been advanced in partnership with the Argyll Velodrome Association and World Triathlon Series Edmonton. Along with a financial contribution, these partners have been engaged in facility design and will hold important roles in animating the centre for community and sport patrons.
In 2007, City Council approved the Medium Term Recreation and Sports Field Plan which identifies Coronation District Park as a site for the development of a community recreation centre close to Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre. This strategy was based on an extensive community needs assessment and public consultation.
Planning for the Coronation Community Recreation Centre, as an addition to the Coronation District Park site, began in 2011.
Public input was collected in March 2014 after schematic design. The project was put on hold late in 2014 to give facility partners time to fundraise their portion of the contribution toward the project.
In January 2019, the project was re-initiated following funding approval by City Council during budget deliberations for the 2019-2022 capital budget cycle. The project design team validated the existing design with the current standards, codes and requirements.
On November 12, 2020, Council directed that the Coronation Park Sports and Recreation Centre proceed with the completion of design as “Build to Program", meaning that the centre will provide a large multi-purpose community recreation centre and include the ability to host world-class events, year-round with seating for 750 spectators.
Design was completed in 2021.