The southeast and ice sports communities have something to celebrate as shovels are soon to hit the ground at both the new Quarry Park and Great Plains recreation facilties.
This major milestone for these much-needed facilities was commemorated at the Riverbend Community Centre by Mayor Nenshi, MLA Wayne Cao, and special guests including the media, operating partners, architects and community leaders.
The Quarry Park recreation facility will be a community, recreation and leisure destination for surrounding residents and business park employees. Located in southeast Calgary, amenities include a fitness centre, running track, gymnasium, lap and leisure pool, multi-purpose rooms, daycare and a branch of the Calgary Public Library. The approximate 100,000-square-foot facility will be operated by YMCA Calgary and the facility is anticipated to open late in 2015.
In addition, Calgary’s city-wide ice sports community will be served by the Great Plains recreation facility. The approximate 85,000-square-foot facility will feature two regulation-size ice arenas, a training/fitness room and a full-service restaurant. Construction is scheduled to begin in the new year. Canlan Ice Sports will operate the facility when doors open in 2015.