The review looked at facility access, operations and programming to determine if there are benefits to contracting third party service providers, associations, or community partners. It looked at smaller, single purpose facilities such as arenas, leisure centres, senior centres and also explored alternative service delivery for the future Lewis Farms Community Recreation Centre.
Multi-Purpose Recreation Facility:
Should the Lewis Farms Community Recreation Centre move forward, Administration will pursue a pilot for third-party service delivery. The City will retain ownership of the facility.
The review also explored contracting out single-purpose facilities with an aim to deliver overall cost savings.
Single-Purpose Recreation Facility:
The City will not advance outsourcing single-purpose recreation facilities at this time but instead review current programming and operating models to improve financial performance. This may result in a reduction in the amount of subsidized rental time and programs available. Increased fees and increased use of third party program providers will also be under consideration.