ACTIVE LIVING CENTRE FEASIBILITY STUDY

ACTIVE LIVING CENTRE FEASIBILITY STUDY

The 2018 Recreation Master Plan was developed to serve as a guide for the strategic direction of recreation for the Greater Vernon area. The Master Plan indicated the need for facility development and specifically the need for the following facilities as the highest priority:

  • Aquatic Centre (a NEW pool to increase aquatic use capacity, upgrade existing pool features)
  • Gymnasium(s)
  • Dedicated Program Spaces
  • Fitness Space
  • Indoor Walking / Running Track

This Feasibility Study will provide clear direction for Greater Vernon to implement the recommendations and move forward to referendum. The Feasibility Study will assess the level of community support for:

  • The development and location of a new Active Living Centre
  • Upgrades to the Vernon Aquatic Centre
  • Funding options (i.e. taxes, user fees, etc.)

Public participation is paramount to the success of the Feasibility Study and we recognize the importance and value of engaging residents, stakeholders and partners in decision making. As such several engagement opportunities have taken place to date to understand community needs, including:

• Focus Groups • Pop-up events • Open Houses • Surveys • One-on-one interviews

A total of six focus groups were held in the fall of 2019 to gather a first round of feedback for the Feasibility Study. The focus groups were made up of participants from a wide range of user groups. An online survey was open from October 21 to November 17, 2019.389 unique users completed the survey.
The feedback received was used to inform the proposed design options.

CLICK TO VIEW DESIGN OPTIONS AND PROJECT STATUS TO DATE

Future Public engagement sessions:

The public’s involvement and feedback to the Active Living Centre Feasibility Study is vital.
• Open House & Survey (February 2020 Dates to be announced)
• Pop-up events (TBD)

Milestones for the Project
Short list of Design Options – early November
Feasibility Study Draft 1 – Report – December 20, 2019
Feasibility Study Draft 2 – Report – February 14, 2020
Feasibility Study – Final Report – March 24, 2020

For more information, please contact: Doug Ross 250-550-3687

The 2018 Recreation Master Plan was developed to serve as a guide for the strategic direction of recreation for the Greater Vernon area. The Master Plan indicated the need for facility development and specifically the need for the following facilities as the highest priority:

  • Aquatic Centre (a NEW pool to increase aquatic use capacity, upgrade existing pool features)
  • Gymnasium(s)
  • Dedicated Program Spaces
  • Fitness Space
  • Indoor Walking / Running Track

This Feasibility Study will provide clear direction for Greater Vernon to implement the recommendations and move forward to referendum. The Feasibility Study will assess the level of community support for:

  • The development and location of a new Active Living Centre
  • Upgrades to the Vernon Aquatic Centre
  • Funding options (i.e. taxes, user fees, etc.)

Public participation is paramount to the success of the Feasibility Study and we recognize the importance and value of engaging residents, stakeholders and partners in decision making. As such several engagement opportunities have taken place to date to understand community needs, including:

• Focus Groups • Pop-up events • Open Houses • Surveys • One-on-one interviews

A total of six focus groups were held in the fall of 2019 to gather a first round of feedback for the Feasibility Study. The focus groups were made up of participants from a wide range of user groups. An online survey was open from October 21 to November 17, 2019.389 unique users completed the survey.
The feedback received was used to inform the proposed design options.

CLICK TO VIEW DESIGN OPTIONS AND PROJECT STATUS TO DATE

Future Public engagement sessions:

The public’s involvement and feedback to the Active Living Centre Feasibility Study is vital.
• Open House & Survey (February 2020 Dates to be announced)
• Pop-up events (TBD)

Milestones for the Project
Short list of Design Options – early November
Feasibility Study Draft 1 – Report – December 20, 2019
Feasibility Study Draft 2 – Report – February 14, 2020
Feasibility Study – Final Report – March 24, 2020

For more information, please contact: Doug Ross 250-550-3687

  • The 2018 Greater Vernon Recreation Master Plan specifically identified the need for the following facilities as the highest priority:
    • Indoor aquatics facilities
    • Community gymnasiums
    • Dedicated programming spaces
    • Fitness space
    • Indoor Walking/Jogging Track

    Public participation is paramount to the success of the Feasibility Study and we recognize the importance and value of engaging residents, stakeholders and partners in decision making. As such several engagement opportunities have taken place to understand community needs, including:
    • Focus Groups  • Pop-up events • Open Houses • Surveys • One-on-one interviews

    The 2018 Greater Vernon Recreation Master Plan specifically identified the need for the following facilities as the highest priority:
    • Indoor aquatics facilities
    • Community gymnasiums
    • Dedicated programming spaces
    • Fitness space
    • Indoor Walking/Jogging Track

    Public participation is paramount to the success of the Feasibility Study and we recognize the importance and value of engaging residents, stakeholders and partners in decision making. As such several engagement opportunities have taken place to understand community needs, including:
    • Focus Groups  • Pop-up events • Open Houses • Surveys • One-on-one interviews

    A total of six focus groups were held in the fall of 2019 to gather a first round of feedback for the Feasibility Study. The focus groups were made up of participants from a wide range of user groups.
    An online survey was open from October 21 to November 17, 2019.
    389 unique users completed the survey.

    The feedback received (shown below) was used to inform the proposed design options.


    The resulting Four design options for a new Active Living Centre and upgrades to the Vernon Aquatic Centre have been prepared for your consideration. These design options have been informed by community input to date.

    All Options must:

    -  Address the priorities identified in the 2018 Recreation Master Plan

    -  Allow existing Vernon Aquatic Centre to remain open during construction of new facilities

    Notes: Options 1 & 2 propose closure of the existing Vernon Aquatic Centre (pool and fitness area only).

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    A Feasibility Study for a new Active Living Centre is being undertaken to further understand the indoor recreation needs of the Greater Vernon community. 

    During the engagement process of the 2018 Greater Vernon Recreation Master Plan, the community identified a need for new indoor recreation opportunities including a new aquatics centre, gymnasiums, fitness centre, indoor walking/running track, dedicated program multi-purpose rooms as well as a need to renovate the existing Vernon Aquatic Centre. 

    This Feasibility Study has been commissioned to better understand the costs and benefits associated with the development of these facilities. Public participation in this process

    A Feasibility Study for a new Active Living Centre is being undertaken to further understand the indoor recreation needs of the Greater Vernon community. 

    During the engagement process of the 2018 Greater Vernon Recreation Master Plan, the community identified a need for new indoor recreation opportunities including a new aquatics centre, gymnasiums, fitness centre, indoor walking/running track, dedicated program multi-purpose rooms as well as a need to renovate the existing Vernon Aquatic Centre. 

    This Feasibility Study has been commissioned to better understand the costs and benefits associated with the development of these facilities. Public participation in this process will help determine design options and costing of a new facility as well as upgrades needed to the existing Vernon Aquatic Centre. 

    Your participation will help to realize what facility features best support you, your neighbours, and our growing community!

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