Glen Allan Recreation Complex modernization begins in April

March 13, 2015


Modernization of the thirty-six-year-old Glen Allan Recreation Complex will begin April 1, 2015, with an estimated completion date of late 2016. 

Council recently approved the increased scope and $14.1 million budget needed to proceed with general facility improvements, completion of the wellness, accessibility, racquet courts and curling rink.

The wellness centre will close on March 26, 2015. Racquet courts will be closed as of April 1. All other facility areas will be fully closed for construction beginning April 1, 2015, except the arena and curling spaces, which will be accessed via an alternate entrance.

Upcoming accessibility improvements include an elevator to improve access to the second floor, accessible washrooms throughout the facility, larger accessible change rooms, accessible whirlpool and sauna with improved water treatment systems, specialized equipment for persons with disabilities, accessible racquet courts as well as appropriate facility signage for people with visual disabilities.

In addition, the second floor will be reconfigured to include a large group fitness studio, and a multi-purpose program room to serve specialized program needs and flexible space for spontaneous use and rentals. An expansion of the wellness centre by 3,000 square feet will improve equipment spacing and the overall workout experience. Racquet court users will enjoy moveable court walls on two courts, new glass front walls as well as an additional court available for play.

A concrete curling floor will be installed to improve ice quality and create new year-round multi-purpose opportunities in the curling rink. Other improvements include improved accessibility onto the curling ice surface, modernization of the upper curling lounge/Sports Grill, modernization of lower curling lounge, improved storage for the curling club as well as a new exterior access for ice removal and multi-use equipment for year-round use.

Further information, including an outline of improvements and floor plans of the modernization, is available online or by calling Recreation, Parks and Culture at 780-467-2211.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of more than 92,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595