Sports Park and Aquatic Centre facilities moving forward

The Town’s Community Services and Operations Department received two major endorsements on Tuesday night (May 24), after the Council Committee of the Whole approved two recreational infrastructure recommendations.

Council approved funds for the design of the Lamont Sports Park’s Phase 2, which includes the construction of two youth diamonds and also directed staff to retain Landscape Planning Ltd. as the project’s prime consultant. The consultant will be responsible for design specifications, cost estimates, and overseeing construction.

Council also decided to award the prime consultant contract for the proposed Aquatic & Wellness Centre to Salter Pilon Architects, in conjunction with LETT architects for a total of $1,366,875.00 plus applicable H.S.T.  The companies were chosen after a Request for Proposal (RFP) led to bids from eight companies, three of which were invited to interviews by the Town.

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The concept plan for the Wellness Centre includes a six-lane, 25-metre pool, as well as a leisure pool, conditioning centre, walking track and gymnasium.   The Town plans to break ground on the legacy project in May 2023.

“Council is confident in the teams that have been selected to advance the pool and Lamont Park projects,” said Mayor Luke Charbonneau. “We look forward to seeing both projects under construction in 2023.  These new facilities will better serve our growing population and enhance the quality of life for everyone in our community.”

The launch for the Aquatic and Wellness Centre is expected to kick off in June, with public consultations projected to begin in August.

The public is invited to a BBQ and Open House for the Lamont Sports Park on June 4th, from Noon until 4 pm, to kick off the public fundraising campaign for Phase 2.

Council is set to vote on the Council’s recommendations on June 13th, 2022.