New Civic Recreation Centre

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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.


New Fitness Phone Survey for Seniors!

May 10, 2021

Earlier this year, the City conducted a survey about adult fitness to help us plan for the new Civic Recreation Centre.

And now we are conducing Part 2 of that survey!

Over the next few weeks, we will reach out to adults between the ages of 64-75 to learn more about how we can better serve seniors at that the new facility.

LeisurePlan International Inc., a recreation and fitness consultation firm, will be continuing their work by administering the next phase of this phone survey.

Here are a few important things to know:

  • Participants will be randomly selected (each adult resident between the ages of 64-75 is equally likely to be contacted), to ensure a statistically valid and representative sample of seniors in Chestermere.
  • 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 older adult residents contacted to participate in the survey, please take the time to respond. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential.

Thanks in advance for your participation if contacted!

Your feedback as part of the survey will assist in the planning and provision of recreation services by the City of Chestermere.

More Engagement with Seniors to Come!

The City will also be engaging agencies and organizations that serve seniors through additional targeted engagement sessions over the next new weeks. These sessions will help the City to identify service gaps for seniors in recreation and fitness and identify how those needs can be addressed at the new Civic Recreation Centre. Organizations will be contacted directly to participate.

For more information about this project visit our FAQ section on this page.

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