New Civic Centre Project

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The Project

The City of Chestermere is delighted to announce that a site has been selected for a future civic centre complex, which will include a fieldhouse as part of the first phase of the multi-phased project.

The selected site, located in Dawson’s Landing, will be adjacent to a future high school as well as a second public school. This combination of features will create amazing opportunities for both indoor and outdoor recreation and encourage leisure activities for residents of all ages.

“While final design of a new facility is still conceptual, we are mobilizing all our resources to complete


The Project

The City of Chestermere is delighted to announce that a site has been selected for a future civic centre complex, which will include a fieldhouse as part of the first phase of the multi-phased project.

The selected site, located in Dawson’s Landing, will be adjacent to a future high school as well as a second public school. This combination of features will create amazing opportunities for both indoor and outdoor recreation and encourage leisure activities for residents of all ages.

“While final design of a new facility is still conceptual, we are mobilizing all our resources to complete plans and get shovels in the ground in 2021. Residents can look forward to using the new fieldhouse in Chestermere as soon as 2023,” says Chalmers.

Phase 1 of the multi-phase complex will include an indoor field house, a priority need identified by past public engagement. Engagement with organizations and activity coordinators is well underway and soccer, cricket, ultimate frisbee, field hockey, softball and flag football enthusiasts will be able to utilize the future facility. This phase may also include fitness facilities, community space, a walking track and outdoor sports fields (depending on the project budget and business plan). If those features are not included in Phase 1 due to affordability, they will be included in Phase 2.

Future phases may also include three arenas (depending on the future of the CRCA arenas and future community engagement), outdoor fields (in partnership with adjacent schools) a municipal building and library, and the possibility of an aquatic leisure centre (depending on details of a new aquatic centre complex planned for the east side of Calgary).

The Process

Since 2014, the City has been actively researching and developing data needed to address the needs and feasibility for a new recreation facility for the community.

Initiatives during this period included the initial community consultation, a formal needs assessment, partnership exploration, site and concept feasibility work, development discussions, interviews with recreation experts, and other community site visits.

“We appreciate all the feedback that residents and community groups have provided over the past few years,” says Chalmers. “It has been carefully considered to ensure this new civic centre effectively meets the needs of our community in the future.”

Over the last 6 months, site options have been the subject of a technical review by City staff to determine the feasibility, costs of access and servicing, and other technical requirements to facilitate the project. This has included discussions and negotiations with members from the development community.

All of this work is being incorporated into a construction and operations business plan to be presented to City Council. Once the business plan is presented, the project will proceed to finalization of the site and budget.

Telephone Fitness Survey

The City has commissioned research to support the planning process. A major component of the research is the conduct of a telephone survey focused on adult residents in Chestermere to obtain their opinions concerning recreation and fitness services. The telephone survey will be conducted over the next few weeks.

The survey is being undertaken by LeisurePlan International Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in planning and market research within the health, fitness and recreation fields.

The telephone survey will be of a randomly selected (each adult resident is equally likely to be contacted), statistically valid and representative sample of adult residents between the ages of 20 and 64 years of age in Chestermere. Adult residents will be interviewed over the telephone regarding their present and future participation in recreation, and fitness programs and activities. Each interview will take approximately ten minutes to complete.

If you are one of the randomly selected adult residents contacted to participate in the survey, please take the time to respond. Your responses and those of the others contacted as part of the survey will assist in the planning and provision of services by the City of Chestermere. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential.

For more information about this project visit our FAQ section on this page or read our News Release here.


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