...opening Spring 2018!
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of Langley residents will have a new recreation centre
new facility will feature a two-level, 550-seat arena
and events space, a fitness centre, walking surface,
multi-purpose rooms, and an outdoor aquatic facility
featuring a six-lane
35 metre pool, waterslides, a tidal pool, current channel,
children's aqua structure, picnic areas, and a large
playground. Plans for the Aldergrove Recreation Centre
were announced by
Mayor Jack Froese and members of Township of Langley
Council during a special unveiling event held at the
Kinsmen Community Centre on Wednesday, June 17, 2016.
The new recreation complex and aquatic facility has been
for construction on the old Aldergrove Elementary School
site at 27032 Fraser Highway. It is scheduled to be completed
facility was unanimously approved by Township Council,
after years of planning, research, consultation, and
community input. Council and staff have worked extensively
and design a one of a kind facility, and it is great
news for all residents that the facility will be accommodated
within existing Township budget envelopes. The budget
construction of the project is aproximately $30 million.
the $30 million required to build the complex, $24.589
million will be funded by land sales, primarily from
the sale of surplus Township properties in East Langley.
further $1.2 million will be funded by Township operations
surpluses and the ramaining funds will come from contributions
from other sources such as the Federal Government.
Centre will provide leisure and recreation activities
for people of all ages and interests, all year round.
Although located in Aldergrove, the centre is designed
to provide ALL Township residents with a
unique experience and to complement the already extensive
inventory of recreation and aquatic opportunities available
in the Township.
of all ages will come to Aldergrove to enjoy the diverse
nature of this new facility, which will become
a significant attraction for downtown Aldergrove. It
will allow Aldergrove residents to ‘play local’,
and will create a destination that will not only attract
thousands of visitors to the community, but will be a
step towards the revitalization of Aldergrove’s
Downtown Core and enhancing economic development in the
outdoor aquatic facility will replace the aging Aldergrove
Outdoor Pool with a six-lane, 35-metre outdoor leisure
pool that will be open year round and has the capacity
to accommodate swim clubs. The extension of aproximately
15 metres from the original design was added at the
request of many citizens to allow for a deep end and
environmentally-friendly complex is planning to convert
the energy produced from cooling the ice in the arena
to heat the pool in the fall and winter, meaning people
swim laps, take lessons, and participate in aquafit all
year round. The year-round features will also include
two hot tubs and saunas. A large playground similar in
scope and size
to the one at Willoughby Community Park near the Langley
Events Centre, and picnic and seating areas will also
be open year round.
May to September, the complex will help replace the missing
Aldergrove Lake experience, featuring a tidal pool,
a current channel that people can walk or float around,
a water slide tower with body and tube slides, and a
children's aqua structure. The seasonal outdoor features
be opened between October and April for special events
such as Halloween, Christmas holidays, Family Day, and
Aldergrove Recreation Centre will also replace the Aldergrove
Community Arena, which is facing significant
capital expenditures in upcoming years. Staff and consultants
have determined that it makes economic sense to replace
the old Aldergrove Community Arena and enhance it with
a new exciting arena and events space.
new two-level community arena and events space will feature
an ice surface and dry floor, a walking surface
around the perimeter on the second level, and seating
for approximately 550, which will enhance the experience
playing and watching sports and events in Aldergrove.
The Aldergrove Kodiaks hockey team will have a dedicated
room and office, and change rooms and community sport
offices for Aldergrove Minor Hockey and Aldergrove
will also be provided.The new Aldergrove Recreation
Centre will also feature a fitness centre and weight
a wood sprung floor room and multi-purpose room similar
to those in Willoughby Community Centre and Willowbrook
desire to build a new facility in Aldergrove has been
discussed since 1991. After years of discussions with
user groups and the public, Council has taken a direction
the project that will provide opportunities for enjoyment
for as many people as possible. The scope and features
found in this facility mean it will be used by people
from throughout the community, and the region, for generations
to come. The facility will be a great place to bring
and old alike, to play as a family, to enjoy sports and
events, be healthy and active, or to just relax and have
work on the new facility will begin this summer. As part
of the project, the Township will also be completing
community transportation upgrades prior to the facility’s
opening, including the installation of a traffic signal
at 270 Street and Fraser Highway, a pedestrian crosswalk
at 270A Street and 29 Avenue, and road and sidewalk enhancements
leading into the facility from Fraser Highway and 29 Avenue.
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