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This project is developing the new Rollie Miles Recreation Centre - a vibrant community hub to serve as a replacement for Scona Pool, inspire local recreation participation and showcase how a new facility can respond to climate change pressures.

Project Update - September 2022

The City has hired an architect and engineering design team to begin the design process for the Rollie Miles Recreation Centre. The project is funded for the planning and preliminary design, but detailed design and construction are currently unfunded.

Public engagement will play an important role in developing the design of the new recreation centre. 

  • A public survey will be launched October 31, 2022
  • The first public information meeting will take place online on November 1, 2022

Stay tuned for more information on opportunities to provide your input on the future Rollie Miles Recreation Centre.

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About the Project

The Rollie Miles Recreation Centre will be a small recreation facility that responds to the facility assessment, demographics and community needs. The facility will replace Scona Pool which is nearing the end of its lifecycle.  The project is currently funded for the planning and preliminary design. Detailed design and construction are currently unfunded. 

The planned location for the new facility is identified in the Rollie Miles Park Master Plan (20MB). While this project is separate from the Rollie Miles District Park Renewal project, both project teams maintain close communication and recognize coordination is important for design alignment, community engagement and project success.

Based on past community consultation, this recreation centre should  include the following features:

  • Fitness area
  • Gymnasium
  • Multi-purpose room
  • Aquatic element with a lane and teaching pool
  • Multipurpose court to support basketball, ball/roller hockey, toddler cycling, and other uses

The project includes the eventual demolition of Scona Pool and the City-owned building currently leased by the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues. Both these facilities are nearing the end of their lifecycle.

The existing tennis courts are planned to be rebuilt further west to allow sufficient space for the Recreation Centre and related amenities.

A new signalized intersection at 104 Street and 71 Avenue will provide access to a new parking lot (~186 stalls) situated adjacent to the new Recreation Centre.