Recreation Facility Feasibility Study

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Project type
Facility Development
Project status
Current

Project Page:

Shape Our Future Recreation Facility | Engage Maple Ridge

 

Project Update: 

Since the release in April 2024 of the Phase 1 Engagement Summary, which included Engagement Quick Facts and What We Heard summary graphics, we continue to make progress on the following activities related to this project.  

  • Detailed site analysis, including archaeological, geotechnical and traffic assessments 
  • Development of design concept options that incorporate the feedback received and meet the needs of our growing community 
  • Planning for the re-location of the baseball fields should this project proceed 
  • Planning and awaiting approvals for the application to expand the existing Planet Ice facility 

In order to provide sufficient information for the public to provide feedback on, phase two of community engagement will be rescheduled from June/July 2024 to September 2024. The second phase of engagement will continue to include a survey, public open houses, and focus groups with various interest holders. 

Register to receive project updates by clicking the 'Register' button on our Recreation Facility Feasibility Study project page.

 

Engagement Phase 2: September 2024 

Engagement phase 2 will occur in September and include a survey, public open houses, and focus groups with various user groups, community groups, and key partners. 

Register at Engage.MapleRidge.ca/Move-Meet-Play to receive project updates, including the launch of engagement phase 2! 

Engagement Phase 1: Jan 22 - Feb 23, 2024

The data we received from all of the nearly 2,360 survey responses and 650 open house comments has now been analyzed and summarized into our Recreation Feasibility Study - Phase 1 Engagement Summary. The feedback gave valuable insight about what the community is wanting for our future place to move, meet, and play.

 Recreation Feasibility Study - Phase 1 Engagement Summary  

 

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Maple Ridge Rec Facility Study - Phase 1 What We Learned
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Maple Ridge Rec Facility Study - Phase 1 What We Learned

Background

Our City is rapidly growing and there is a huge demand for more recreation. In the 2023 Parks, Recreation, and Culture Master Plan, the City of Maple Ridge identified a pressing need for new aquatic and arena facilities, ranking these among the top five recreation capital investment priorities. Hammond Community Park has been identified as the preferred site for the City’s future aquatics facility and ice sheet – priorities identified in the Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) Master Plan adopted in February 2023. As a City-owned property and home to the aging Hammond Community Centre and outdoor pool, the site is ideal to minimize land purchase costs for the new facility.