City wants to make centre next city-wide destination facility like Hillcrest

The Connaught Park Megapool Proposal: good community planning?

The architectural test fit plans for a potentially 160,000 square foot, two-story “city-wide destination” facility with pay parking and a huge pool with a “sport-training” focus. Read a summary of the plan to date.

The Park Board has formed an advisory committee that will revisit the city-wide aquatics strategy that includes this plan. We are seeking clarity from the Park Board about whether or not there will be consultation with Kits before the plan is up for approval in late summer or early fall of  2019.

A destination facility will have irreversible impact on the neighbourhood, community centre and park

The megapool complex will draw thousands of people daily and turn the area into a busy destination. We are concerned that a facility this big will radically reshape our neighbourhood, park and community centre, and cause traffic and parking issues. We are also concerned that our community has not been properly informed or consulted about this proposed massive change.

Read our concerns and what others in the community have said.

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