Construction work for phase one of Brennan Park Recreation Centre upgrades begins early April

The first phase of the Brennan Park Recreation Centre Green and Accessibility Retrofit Project is set to begin on Monday, April 1 starting with upgrades to the ice arena changerooms. The changerooms will be closed to the public from April until late August and will require ice users to arrive at the centre pre-dressed before using the arena until end of May. The renovations will include a new accessible changeroom, upgraded flooring, paint, entry and bathroom stall doors, handwashing basins, and new lockers.

Replacement of the ice arena roof insulation will begin in June following the annual ice removal and reopen to the public for use in the fall. Improvements to the staff administrative area near the pool lobby will also begin in the summer which will involve the closure of the pool lobby entrance and the removal of two trees and surrounding shrubs for foundation work. This is the first of several phases of construction planned over the next two years to retrofit the building.

“It is an exciting time to see these initial upgrades begin on our much-loved Recreation Centre,” says District of Squamish Mayor Armand Hurford. “Upgrading the Centre has been in the hearts and minds of Squamish residents for over ten years now, and this year marks the beginning of real progress in delivering the community’s vision. Brennan Park is the backbone of recreational activity in Squamish, and we are eager to see its transformation over the coming years into an adequate, appealing, and accessible Recreation Centre for the whole community to enjoy.”

The Green and Accessibility Retrofit Project is partially funded by an $11.7M grant from the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program (Infrastructure Canada). The big vision for the future Centre will include a second ice rink and second pool will be planned once further funding becomes available. The District has applied for a second grant for $14M to upgrade the exterior walls of Brennan Park which is currently waiting for Provincial/Federal Government approval.

The District will continue to notify the public and user groups on all impacts to the Centre’s use and programming over the next two years during the renovations via its social media channels, local media channels and signage on site.

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March 27, 2024

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