Northwest residents have a new reason to celebrate – construction on the Rocky Ridge recreation facility is about start.
|Community and council members at the ceremony on Oct. 15.|
On Wednesday, Oct. 15, The City and its project partners gathered with community members to commemorate the exciting milestone. Over the past few months, crews have been preparing the site for building construction. This included stripping and grading of the land and preparing for an enhanced wetland.
Now that the groundwork phase has wrapped up, local residents can expect to see the facility structure take shape soon.
New rec centre operated by YMCA
When complete, the approximately 285,000 square foot facility will include amenities such as two ice rinks, sport and leisure pools, a gymnasium and fitness centre, an art-making studio and gallery space, childcare and child-minding and a open-concept library. The City-built, City-owned facility will be operated by YMCA Calgary through a partnership model.
Calgarians determine amenities at each facility
The new Rocky Ridge facility is one of four new recreation facilities in development by The City of Calgary to meet our growing city’s need for convenient access to recreation opportunities. It supports the important role recreation plays in building complete communities.
Each facility is being designed to meet the specific needs of the community, with the vision and proposed amenities determined through extensive engagement with Calgarians, community leaders and numerous sport and cultural advisory groups.
Learn more about the four facilities.
Submitted by Karen Merrick, Community and Neighbourhood Services