Electrical upgrades will result in temporary Brennan Park Recreation Centre closure

Full and partial closures scheduled for June 24 through 27

Major electrical upgrades at Brennan Park Recreation Centre will result in a partial closure of the facility Monday, June 24 and Tuesday, June 25, with an entire facility and campground closure on Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27. The facility is expected to reopen on Friday, June 28, though morning guests to the facility should check the status before attending.

Closure details:

Monday, June 24      

Arena side closed; pool and front office remains open

Tuesday, June 25 

Arena side closed; pool and front office remains open

Wednesday, June 26

Entire facility and campground closed

Thursday, June 27

Entire facility and campground closed

Friday, June 28 

Anticipated reopening – please verify status at squamish.ca or phone 604.898.3604

The District of Squamish Municipal Campground will be closed on June 26 and 27. Campground reservations and walk-ins will not be available during this time as there is no ability to register guests, nor offer washroom facilities. For a comprehensive list of available campsites in Squamish during the closure please visit exploresquamish.com/camping-guide.

“Investing in our current infrastructure is a key priority of Council as we anticipate the future needs of our growing community,” says District of Squamish Mayor Karen Elliott. “These upgrades will ensure Brennan Park Recreation Centre operates as efficiently as possible and will extend its service life as future expansion is planned for.”

Upgrades include:

  • Replacement of original switch gear (switches, fuses and circuit breakers) for both the aquatic centre and recreation centre to ensure the system can be safely operated in the event of an emergency. This work has been recommended by Technical Safety BC.
  • Replacement of the backup generator that has reached end of service life. The new generator will significantly increase power to equipment such as lighting, HVAC, computers and outlets. This upgrade is critical as it will allow us to effectively power Brennan Park Recreation Centre as a reception centre in the event of an emergency.
  • Installation of a pad-mount transformer that will improve safety and provide enough power to allow for future expansion of the facility.

Last year, the District invited residents to provide feedback on proposed options for the replacement or renovation and expansion of Brennan Park Recreation Centre. 81% of residents who provided their feedback chose the option to expand and upgrade the facility. The District is working on a Brennan Park Master Plan for the surrounding fields and lands, which will be developed and shaped with input from the community.

“Upgrading the existing Brennan Park Recreation Centre, versus building a new facility and demolishing the existing one, is the preferred way forward considering many different factors, not the least of which is the public input we received last year,” continues Elliott. “To that end, we continue to invest in the existing recreation centre where the upgrades are necessary for either public and employee safety, or will benefit a future expansion.”

To learn more about Brennan Park upgrades and master planning visit https://squamish.ca/re-create/.

The District is working to minimize impacts and disruptions to the public and wishes to thank residents for their patience while this work is underway. Stay up to date with closure details at http://squamish.ca .

June 19, 2019

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