New Indoor Aquatics Facility

In Fall 2021, the City of Regina began a feasibility study exploring a new indoor aquatics facility.

The City’s Recreation Master Plan prioritizes a new indoor pool to address aging infrastructure, a community desire for contemporary spaces and the increasing need for year-round aquatics programming to better serve the competitive and recreation needs of our community.

The feasibility study explored how this potential new facility will fit in with other aquatics programming around the city. It included a needs assessment, extensive public and stakeholder engagement, best practice research in aquatics, accessibility and sustainability, costing, and an assessment of the Lawson Aquatic Centre.

The vision for the new facility is an accessible, inclusive and sustainable community destination that serves Regina residents and visitors for generations to come.

July 2022 Update: The feasibility study was presented to Executive Committee of Council in July. A motion was put forward to create a “Catalyst Committee” to explore locations, sequencing and financing for all major civic projects in the City Centre. While the feasibility study began with the Sportplex site as the proposed location for the facility, the Catalyst Committee will further explore the most appropriate site in relation to the other projects and will report back to Council with recommendations this winter.

Next steps for the indoor aquatics facility after the location selection include the design phases and further public engagement.


Community Research and Engagement

The feasibility study included community research and consultation:

  • 40,000 randomly selected households were invited to participate in an online survey.

  • The public were invited to participate in an online questionnaire.

  • Representatives from community groups have been invited to participate in an online questionnaire and upcoming focus group discussions.

There will be more opportunities for public engagement in the design phases following site selection.


Expression of Interest

The City issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) on SaskTenders to gauge interest of potential partnerships. The EOI is now closed and the results were incorporated into the feasibility study.

The EOI will not result in any formal partnership agreements. If the project goes forward, a future phase will include a formal Request for Proposal process.


Project Partners & Community Advisory Committee

The City is working with external consultants hcma Architecture + Design, RC Strategies and P3A Architecture, who all bring extensive experience in aquatics facilities, engagement, planning and design.

The project is also being supported by a Community Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC is made up of local members with broad knowledge and experience that represent various sport programs and interests in Regina. The role of the CAC is to act in an advisory capacity and provide input and feedback to assist the project team.

In Fall 2021, the City of Regina began a feasibility study exploring a new indoor aquatics facility.

The City’s Recreation Master Plan prioritizes a new indoor pool to address aging infrastructure, a community desire for contemporary spaces and the increasing need for year-round aquatics programming to better serve the competitive and recreation needs of our community.

The feasibility study explored how this potential new facility will fit in with other aquatics programming around the city. It included a needs assessment, extensive public and stakeholder engagement, best practice research in aquatics, accessibility and sustainability, costing, and an assessment of the Lawson Aquatic Centre.

The vision for the new facility is an accessible, inclusive and sustainable community destination that serves Regina residents and visitors for generations to come.

July 2022 Update: The feasibility study was presented to Executive Committee of Council in July. A motion was put forward to create a “Catalyst Committee” to explore locations, sequencing and financing for all major civic projects in the City Centre. While the feasibility study began with the Sportplex site as the proposed location for the facility, the Catalyst Committee will further explore the most appropriate site in relation to the other projects and will report back to Council with recommendations this winter.

Next steps for the indoor aquatics facility after the location selection include the design phases and further public engagement.


Community Research and Engagement

The feasibility study included community research and consultation:

  • 40,000 randomly selected households were invited to participate in an online survey.

  • The public were invited to participate in an online questionnaire.

  • Representatives from community groups have been invited to participate in an online questionnaire and upcoming focus group discussions.

There will be more opportunities for public engagement in the design phases following site selection.


Expression of Interest

The City issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) on SaskTenders to gauge interest of potential partnerships. The EOI is now closed and the results were incorporated into the feasibility study.

The EOI will not result in any formal partnership agreements. If the project goes forward, a future phase will include a formal Request for Proposal process.


Project Partners & Community Advisory Committee

The City is working with external consultants hcma Architecture + Design, RC Strategies and P3A Architecture, who all bring extensive experience in aquatics facilities, engagement, planning and design.

The project is also being supported by a Community Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC is made up of local members with broad knowledge and experience that represent various sport programs and interests in Regina. The role of the CAC is to act in an advisory capacity and provide input and feedback to assist the project team.

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