Emerald Hills Leisure Centre swimming pool

Current projects

Completed projects

  • Now open!
    Construction of the Emerald Hills Leisure Centre began in Summer 2014. The final facility design was based on extensive public engagement that occurred as part of developing the Aquatic Strategy and is part of the County’s Open Space and Recreation Facility Strategy.

    The new leisure centre features all of the great programming that you have come to love at the Kinsmen Leisure Centre to better meet our residents' needs for swimming lessons and for aquatic and therapeutic fitness.

    Emerald Hills Floor Plan (150.5 KB)

    Emerald Hills Leisure Centre features:

    • 6 lane, 25 meter lap swim pool
    • 4-lane, 25 meter adjustable depth swimming pool
    • children’s teach pool
    • whirlpool and steamroom
    • family change facilities

    The Government of Alberta invested $21 million from the Municipal Sustainability Initiative towards the Emerald Hills Leisure Centre. Strathcona County provided the balance of funding towards the total project cost of $29 million. The leisure centre is also the product of a collaborative partnership between Elk Island Catholic Schools and Strathcona County, with the leisure centre physically connected to the Archbishop Jordan High School.

    The leisure centre is situated within the Emerald Hills Regional Park

    Rendering of building

    rendering of building with parking lot

    For further information or to provide feedback, email recreation@strathcona.ca or call 780-467-2211.

  • What improvements were made to GARC?


    • Relocation and construction of accessible main floor washrooms
    • Accessible washrooms throughout the facility
    • Elevator to improve access to second floor for users with mobility challenges
    • Visual and textural contrast on lobby floor and up main staircase
    • Larger accessible change rooms, creating approximately 50% more space
    • Specialty change room for users requiring assistance from an aide or specialized equipment
    • Accessible whirlpool and sauna with improved water treatment systems
    • Accessibility onto curling ice surface
    • Specialized wellness equipment for people with disabilities
    • Appropriate facility signage for people with visual impairments
    • Accessible viewing for racquet courts

    Wellness and group fitness

    • Second floor group fitness studio replaced old banquet room, allowing for increased class sizes

    • Additional second floor multi-purpose program room serving specialized program needs and flexible space for spontaneous use, rentals.
    • Expanded wellness centre space by approximately 3,000 sq. ft
    • Dedicated wellness testing and consultation room

    General facility improvements

    • New operational space for Sherwood Park Figure Skating Club and Sherwood Park Curling Club
    • Relocation of Customer Service Desk
    • Close in main floor atrium to maximize second floor space
    • New integrated fire alarm system
    • New integrated building and security systems
    • Additional informal social gathering space
    • Improved use of natural light and lighting technology
    • Exterior wood cladding replacement

    Racquet courts

    • Reclaim racquet court being used for wellness equipment, creating one additional court for a total of six, and 119 hours of additional court time per week
    • Moveable court walls for two courts creates greater flexibility in use and increase utilization
    • Six new glass front walls, doors centrally located to improve playability


    Support for the modernization project provided in part by

    Government of Canada 

    • Concrete curling floor to improve ice quality and create new year-round multi-purpose opportunities.
    • Accessibility onto the curling ice surface
    • Modernization of upper curling lounge / Sports Grill
    • Modernization of lower curling lounge
    • Improved storage for curling club
    • New exterior access for ice removal and multi-use equipment for year-round use

    What public engagement occurred for the project?

    A community consultation on two design concepts took place in September 2013.

    • A community conversation took place in June 2013 so we could hear your ideas about how the wellness space can support fitness and wellness activities and improve accessibility.
    • A community-wide survey was conducted Summer 2013.

    For further information or to provide feedback, email recreation@strathcona.ca or call 780-410-8524.

  • Rendering of Millennium Place improvements

    Here's what we did during the construction project.

    • The Leisure ice has been expanded to provide more space for recreational skating.
    • A new dedicated youth lounge and gymnasium has increased recreation opportunities for ages 8 to 18.
    • Multi-purpose space has been added to the Shell Edu-tainment Centre for preschool, children's play, recreation programs and community use. 
    • Wellness space has been modified to accommodate increased demand.

    Check out the latest schedules and activities offered at Millennium Place.

  • Broadmoor Tennis Club

    Improvements to the shared access road and berm are complete. This work was coordinated to create cost efficiencies and here's what has been completed:

    • Berm reconstruction, urbanization and landscaping  
    • Shared access road paving - this area is located  between the golf course and tennis club to access the golf course maintenance yard. The road received recycled pavement
    • Dedicated parking stalls for the Tennis Club were added to improve access to the Club

    Broadmoor Public Golf Course

    • Check out the new meeting and banquet packages in the Clubhouse which is NOW open year-round!
    • Visit our new website

    2100 Oak Street, Sherwood Park, AB
    Phone: 780-410-6586

    Renovations to the Clubhouse provide more flexible community meeting and event space through the addition of a second level that overlooks the course. Golfers have been enjoying a much improved Clubhouse and banquet space.

    For the Arena, new spaces on the south end include a new zamboni and ice plant room. The Arena also included a number of upgrades including modifying the refrigeration system, dressing room and rink boards as required. The newly renovated facility will now accommodate off-season dry surface use. The Arena and all major construction at the Broadmoor is now complete.

  • Construction on the Complex is complete. You can now enjoy the new spaces as an inviting place to gather and be active! The Complex now offers a new arena, wellness centre and fitness track for fitness, group fitness classes, recreational skating and indoor playground opportunities.

    Thanks to Strathcona Minor Hockey who received a Community Facility Enhancement Program grant from the Government of Alberta to assist the County with the floor replacement.

    Check out all the amenities and the latest schedules at www.strathcona.ca/ardrossan

    Rendering of the Ardrossan Recreation Centre improvements

Completed strategies

Proposed concepts

Indoor fieldhouse

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Last updated: Friday, May 03, 2024
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