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The redevelopment of the Abbottsfield Recreation Centre creates a vision of a neighbourhood hub with a safe and healthy presence that fosters a strong sense of community.  The new facility will continue to afford opportunities for cultural, educational, recreational and social development for residents of Northeast Edmonton.

Project Timelines

This project is in the Build phase.

2014 New facility opens to public.
Demolition of the old facility and completion of the new parking lot and landscaping in Spring 2014.
Spring 2013 Construction of the new facility begins.
Fall 2012 Detailed design project approval.
Spring 2012 Conceptual site development and design.  Public input received


City Council approves $5.5 million for the redevelopment of the A.R.C.
Needs assessment and public input continues.

Project Overview

This neighbourhood recreation centre is proposed to be 10,100 sq feet. This facility will include:
  • a gymnasium designed to meet the needs of a variety of sport/recreation groups. This space will accommodate at one time either basketball (1 full court or 2 half courts), volleyball (1 court), badminton (3 courts) or floor hockey (1 court). 
  • a large kitchen designed to function as a community teaching facility for the preparation of meals and to support facility programs and large neighbourhood events.  It will also have a concession window with direct access to the outdoors.
  • a multi-purpose room intended to be used for meetings, seminars, celebrations, guest lectures and space to accommodate a variety of children, youth and senior programming activities. This room can be divided into two separate rooms and each side equipped with storage and sink.
  • a preschool room has been provided to accommodate up to 18 preschool age children. This room will have a storage, a kitchenette, a direct link to an outdoor child-minding area and a small washroom with fixtures that are kid-height.
  • also in the building are two offices for the Abbottsfield Recreation Centre Society, a welcome desk and storage space.

Photo Gallery

To see representations of the exterior and interior amenities, floor plans and site map, see the Abbottsfield Recreation Centre Renderings Photo Gallery.

For More Information

Integrated Infrastructure Services


In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

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