Construction on the northside community centre in Red Deer has begun following an official sod turning event held today at the facility site.
The centre, which is expected to open mid-2019, will provide a place for residents in north Red Deer to come together to recreate, experience culture and connect with the community.
Located at 6391 76 Street, next to Glendale School of Sciences and Technology and Glendale Skate Park, the northside community centre will offer multipurpose spaces for events, meetings, arts, culture and fitness programming, as well as a teaching kitchen and servery. The City will provide direct programming and the amenities will also be available for drop-in public use as well as bookings for special events and community gatherings. The centre will have a strong connection to the school and skate park and have a youth gathering space and an interactive play area for children.
“Great public spaces, like the northside community centre create healthy neighbourhoods and today’s sod-turning affirms Council’s commitment to enhancing community amenities for Red Deerians. This project has been in the making with the citizens of North Red Deer for the past few years, and today we mark the beginning of the realization of this long awaited community space,” said Mayor Veer.
“With this new space, we intend to offer programs, services and activities including a variety of classes, workshops, arts and culture programming,” said Shelley Gagnon, Manager of Recreation, Parks and Culture. “Residents can come and connect with their families, friends and neighbours.”
Construction of the facility will improve traffic flow for the neighbourhood of Glendale, with right in/right out access to 77 Street. The school’s playground has been relocated to accommodate this.
For more information and project updates, visit www.reddeer.ca/ncc.
For more information, please contact:
Recreation, Parks & Culture Manager
The City of Red Deer
Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer