Welcome to Our Facility Development Page!Explore current facility development projects in the tabs below.
- Albion Community Centre
- Whonnock Lake Canoe & Kayak
- Hammond Community Centre
- Ice Sheet
- MRSS Facility & running track
Albion Community Centre
The Albion Community Centre is a hub for social and recreational activities, as well as a place where residents can access services and resources, including:
- Community Hall/Gathering place that opens out into an outdoor amphitheatre and a natural setting accommodating events and community theatre productions
- Multi-purpose meeting rooms and programming space
- Child care space
- Teaching Kitchen facility
- Outdoor plaza spaces, nature trail, and play spaces
- Social areas
The community came together to celebrate at the Grand Opening Ceremony on June 22, 2022.
Visit the Albion Community Centre webpage for more information about the centre, events, and programs.
Project UpdateThank you for taking the time to provide your comments on our Whonnock Lake Canoe & Kayak Improvements project! We received some very positive feedback, and we’re happy to hear the community is excited to get this project underway.
In response to questions received regarding potential impacts to the health of the lake, we would like to share that an environmental consultant has been closely involved throughout the design process to ensure environmental values are not adversely impacted. The proposed upgrades will respect regulations laid out by the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development under the Water Sustainability Act for the South Coast Region. It should also be noted that trees will not be removed or parking spaces reduced to accommodate this project.
There has also been a thorough consultation process with stakeholders to develop the design components for this project. The length and size of the docks have been maximized to suit the needs of the Ridge Canoe & Kayak club. The orientation of the boathouse building is based on both environmental considerations, as well as feedback from RCKC, the primary stakeholder.
Photo opportunities continue to be accommodated, with an additional section of dock incorporated into the final design to support this.
Located at: 27871 113 Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC
The Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club (RCKC) currently shares a facility with the Whonnock Lake Centre & Hall. RCKC is a growing club with a strong school outreach program. Their current facility does not meet the needs of the club, primarily in terms of space required for training, changing, and team gathering. Another challenge is boat storage needs, and the distance to the water from their current storage facility.
This project will involve removal of the existing T-shaped floating pedestrian dock, and the design and construction of new floating pedestrian docks, a floating building platform, and above-platform boathouse. In addition to the dock, the project will include a complete interior renovation of the Ridge Canoe & Kayak Clubhouse.
This project will be completed in two phases. The first phase will include the dock and floating boathouse platform only, with the boathouse construction and interior renovation to be completed in Phase 2.
Concept:Concept 1 (PDF)
Concept 2 (Dock View)
Site Plan:Site Plan 1 (PDF)
This project will provide a significant upgrade to the Hammond Community Centre. Renovations to the 1970's hall includes the lobby, washrooms and building envelope along with new entry landscaping. A fieldhouse building for the sports field users and park patrons is also included. The existing sport court will be resurfaced and food truck infrastructure will be added to serve this community hub.
Project Updates:- The project is on hold until further notice
October to December 2020 – Detailed Design Completion
Detailed design plans are near completion and the City will undertake a competitive bidding process for the construction phase of the Hammond Community Upgrades project.
2020 – Detailed Design
After receiving public feedback on the concept plans, the concept was refined to include the feedback received.
December 4, 2019 – Community Consultation and Open House
This was a follow up to the stakeholder meeting held in 2016, when this project was originally identified as part of a number of AAP projects within our community. The City invited over 700 Hammond residents through direct mail out in the immediate area to attend an Open House for questions and feedback on information panels that staff and the design team presented on the proposed upgrades. The team was available to answer participant’s questions and provide comment cards. Thank you to everyone who attended and provided feedback.
March 2019 – Architectural Design Services
The City onboarded a design team. The initial design phase commenced and included stakeholder and community engagement.
2016 – Alternative Approval Process (AAP)
As part of the AAP phase, a high level concept was proposed for the upgrades of the Hammond Community Centre.
Project Description:This proposal involves the expansion of the Planet Ice facility that is currently located next to Albion Fairgrounds. This project proposal seeks to expand the existing facility to by adding a new ice sheet.
- Create a new NHL sized sheet of ice.
- An upgraded lobby and public space.
- Upgrade existing change rooms.
- Add new change rooms to accommodate the new sheets of ice.
- Add a fitness space and viewing area for the new sheets of ice on the second level of the expansion.
- Add a new office/meeting space.
Concepts:Concept 1 (PDF)
Concept 2 (PDF)
MRSS Facility and Running Track Upgrades
The Maple Ridge Secondary School (MRSS) Running Track Upgrades project is one of the Parks, Recreation & Culture infrastructure priorities approved to proceed as part of the Alternate Approval Process after significant community consultation in 2016. The running track and facility upgrades include four components: lighting for the track, upgraded spectator seating, universal washrooms and storage, and a competition-level field throw facility.
2023 – Minor Track Facility Improvements
Final improvements around the track facility are planned for 2023 and in advance of the BC Summer Games to be hosted in the community in 2024. These include additional seating areas, drinking fountain, shot put landing zone improvements, and re-painting the track lines.
July 15, 2021 – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, and BC Games Society Legacy Funding Announcement for BC Summer Games in 2024
On July 15, 2021, the community came together to celebrate the completion of the hammer and discus throws facility, running track lighting installation, and new spectator seating. The celebration included an announcement from the provincial government through the BC Games Society, providing legacy funding in support of minor sports community development projects, including the MRSS Facility and Running Track upgrades.
July 2021 – Construction Completed for the Spectator Seating Building Component
Running track lighting installation is now complete and operational. The new bleacher facility is for track and field equipment, complete with upgraded spectator seating, 3 universal washrooms, and storage a area.
August 2020 - Construction Start for Running Track Lighting
Construction has begun on the field lighting component of the track and facility improvements project and is anticipated to be completed in December 2020.
July 2020 – Hammer and Discuss Throws Facility Completed
The hammer and discus throws facility is the first component of the track and facility improvements project to be completed with a continuation of the walking pathways connecting to the existing trails in Merkley Park. More information regarding the Hammer and Discuss Throws Facility component is available on the City’s Completed Projects webpage.
January 2020 – Construction Start for the Spectator Seating Building Component
Construction for the spectator seating building component started and is anticipated to be completed in December 2020.
March 2019 – Architectural Design Services
The detailed design for each of the components was completed incorporating feedback received from stakeholders through the design process.
January 28, 2019 – Stakeholder Consultation
This was a follow up to the stakeholder meeting held in 2016, when this project was originally identified as part of a number of AAP projects within our community. The City invited key stakeholders for questions and feedback on information panels that staff and the design team presented on the proposed project. The team were available to answer participant’s questions and provided comment cards. Thank you to everyone who attended and provided feedback.
The City continued further consultations with stakeholders, the School District and the community throughout the detailed design stage.
2016 – Alternative Approval Process (AAP)
As part of the AAP phase, concepts were proposed for the upgrades at MRSS.
21911 122 Avenue, Maple Ridge
Questions and comments can be directed to Michael Millward, Manager of Facilities Operations, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.