Stony Plain polls public on rec centre priorities

Top-3 selections: field house and gymnasium, arena, and pool.

Stony Plain council looks to move onto phase-two of its preliminary work on the Town’s proposed Rec Centre.

General Manager of Planning and Infrastructure for the Town, Ian McKay, says this feasibility study will confirm preliminary operating and capital costs. The study is expected to wrap-up in September.

This comes after the results of stakeholder and public engagement sessions showed positive feedback on the centre’s conceptual design.

A field house and gymnasium, arena, and pool were the three highest-ranked options from a list that included other facilities like an adventure park, along with outdoor fields and courts. The top-three selections will likely come in the first phase of construction, with others being constructed at later dates.

The Town polled 74 Stony Plain stakeholders and 453 tri-region residents on their facility wants.

While most respondents agreed that the Glenn Hall Arena is a suitable site, the Town says concerns have been raised over issues with traffic, parking, and proximity to hotels and restaurants.

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