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Lewis Farms Facility and Park

Lewis Farms was identified in the 2005-2015 Recreation Facility Master Plan and the Medium Term Recreation Facility and Sports Field Plan as one of the new recreation centres to be developed based on consultation and stakeholder feedback.

What we heard from our initial consultations on the plans was support for a multi-purpose recreation centre that could contain aquatic elements, indoor ice amenities, a fitness centre, multi-purpose spaces and gymnasia. An Edmonton Public Library branch and an Edmonton Catholic Schools academic centre are planned to be co-located with the centre. Outdoor park components include sports fields, gathering spaces and walkways for the district park.

Project Timeline

Design Phase

Future   Detailed design / construction - dependent on funding 
Fall 2016  Final schematic design to be approved and cost estimate developed for report back to City Council 
Summer 2016  Setting the Direction Event
Public and stakeholder consultation to review and provide feedback on draft schematic design 
Spring 2016  Exploring Options Event
Public and stakeholder consultation to review and provide feedback on concept design options
Summer 2015  Consultant to develop concept design based on consultation results 
April 2015 

Sharing Ideas Event
Public and stakeholder consultation to confirm program and identify emerging needs to be included in schematic design
What We Did

Information Boards

Vision Mural

What We Heard

What You Said

December 2014 Funding request approved in the 2015-2018 capital budget deliberations for schematic design
June 2011 Lewis Farms Community Recreation Centre functional program study completed 
July 2007  Medium Term Recreation Facility and Sports Field Plan approved by City Council.
Plan recommends development of Lewis Farms Community Recreation Centre following completion of Clareview and The Meadows. 

 

Project Overview

Concept

The following work has been completed:

  • Functional program study that presents the functional and spatial requirements for design and construction
  • Business case that presents the capital and operating impacts for the facility
  • Submission for project funding into the City's 2015-2018 capital budget.

In December 2014, City Council approved funding for the schematic design of the Lewis Farms Community Recreation Centre and the Lewis Farms Library.

Design

The City of Edmonton is beginning public and stakeholder consultation in April 2015, to build on the work completed to date and identify emerging needs to be included in schematic design.

The City has completed a Public Involvement Plan that outlines who we will engage and how. It also ensures a balance and range of public perspectives will be provided for consideration in the decision process.

The consultation for the Lewis Farms Facility and Park will occur in three phases:

Phase 1: Sharing Ideas
Your first opportunity to get involved and tell us
what activities you would like to do in the Lewis Farms recreation centre, public library and district park.

Phase 2: Exploring Options
Your second opportunity to get involved. We’ll take all your feedback from the Sharing Ideas event and online surveys to create concept design options. You’ll have the opportunity to review these options to create a draft schematic design

Phase 3: Setting the Direction
Your final opportunity to get involved. We’ll present the draft schematic design to get your input to create a final schematic design.

At the end of 2016, based on public input, the schematic design, the details and cost of the Lewis Farms Facility and Park will be shared with City Council for future direction.

The detailed design stage will begin if funding for the remaining design and construction is approved and the following triggers are reached:

  • Dedicated Land: The Lewis Farms District Park is currently unassembled.
  • Base Infrastructure: Projects such as roads and utilities next to the proposed centre should be completed to reduce cost impacts.

Further public and stakeholder consultation will occur during the detailed design phase.

Build / Operate

The City will continue to look for opportunities to improve cost recovery through new/innovative operating models. This includes the review of partnerships and P3 assessments.

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Program & Project Development

PO Box 2359
12th Floor CN Tower
Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email CMSParkAndFacilityDevelopment@edmonton.ca