Hardisty Fitness and Leisure Centre - City of Edmonton

These major improvements to Hardisty Fitness and Leisure Centre will make the experience more enjoyable for visitors. Thanks to a pertnership with the province, we are now able to offer a more efficienct, vibrant and fun facility. These community spaces are an important part of the vitality of our city and one of the many reasons Edmonton is a great place to call home. - Mayor Stephen Mandel

Edmontonians celebrated the re-opening of the newly renovated Hardisty Fitness and Leisure Centre by playing underwater hockey, learning to snorkel and participating in personal training sessions. The centre has received a new lease on life thanks to a modern and artistic atmosphere and a host of new features.

Major improvements include a new whirlpool, sauna, steam room and family change room. Additional upgrades include an updated heating and cooling system and energy system, a new roof and windows, separation of the pool area from the lobby space, retiling of all interior spaces, new parking lot and sidewalks, and new acoustic panels.

The revamped leisure centre also boasts artwork by Jeff Kulak, an Edmonton artist and designer. The art installation consists of a large, bold, abstract representation of water that is repeated on the interior walls of the pool area. The artist's intention is to heighten awareness of the space, amplify the physical experience of swimming and give character to the interior without being overwhelming.

“This project is an excellent example of how our Municipal Sustainability Initiative program is being used to invest in communities,” said Doug Griffiths, Minister of Municipal Affairs. “Reinvigorating and improving these types of facilities provides a place for our children families and seniors to meet, play, learn and grow. I’m sure this facility will be well used as a community hub for many years to come.”

Project details

MSI contribution:

$6.2 million

Total project cost:

$6.4 million

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