In 2007, City Council approved the Medium Term Recreation and Sports Field Plan which identifies Coronation District Park as a site for the development of a community recreation centre close to Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre. This strategy was based on an extensive community needs assessment and public consultation.
Planning for the Coronation Community Recreation Centre, as an addition to the Coronation District Park site, began in 2011.
Public input was collected in March 2014 after schematic design. The project was put on hold late in 2014 to give facility partners time to fundraise their portion of the contribution toward the project.
In January 2019, the project was re-initiated following funding approval by City Council during budget deliberations for the 2019-2022 capital budget cycle. The project design team validated the existing design with the current standards, codes and requirements. They plan to complete design and report back to City Council in spring 2020 for approval to proceed with construction.