We are excited to be working with the City of Edmonton on another incredible and world-class facility. After years of design and preconstruction planning, the Coronation Park Sports & Recreation Centre has broken ground.
As a community builder, projects like this one help us live our purpose: to enrich the lives of the people who work with us and in the communities, we help build.
“It’s always exciting when a project comes to life – especially a project that will make a big difference in the community,” said Ron Orr, Minister of Culture, Government of Alberta. “Our community grants are designed to help build vibrant, active communities, and this project does exactly that. I know this project will positively impact the physical and mental well-being of many Edmontonians. I look forward to watching the construction progress and I know that thousands of residents and high-calibre athletes will be following along, too.”
The 16,416 square metre facility includes a fitness centre, walking/running track, gymnasia, multi-purpose program rooms, indoor play space, sanctioned indoor cycling track, a link to the current Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre, and supporting site development including roads, parking, landscaping and tennis court development.
City Council approved the project budget of $153.41M in December 2021. Site preparation has started and the facility is scheduled to be completed in spring 2026 and will open to the public that year. This project will generate more than 700 full-time jobs, and we’ll see 200 of those jobs onsite when we reach the peak of construction, with Clark Builders self-performing the concrete and architectural cladding.
“For years in the future, we will get to watch children discover a new sport or activity, and perhaps even unearth a new talent,” said Steve Lenarduzzi, Vice President, Clark Builders. “We’ll see people move to our City to take advantage of the type of facility that frankly exists in very few places in the world. We’ll watch national and international level events, and we will watch local athletes excel on the global stage partly because of this world-class facility that just happens to be located in their backyard.”
The project has been advanced in partnership with the Argyll Velodrome Association and Do North Events. They have been engaged in the facility design since 2012 and will hold important roles in animating the recreation centre for community and sport patrons. In addition, the project is an architectural partnership between hcma and Dub Architects, in association with FaulknerBrowns Architects.