Seton Rec Centre

If approved, scheduled for 2018 completion

The City of Calgary has confirmed it has received a building permit application for the proposed 330,000-square-foot recreation centre in the southeast community of Seton.

To be located at 19340 45th St. S.E., the new centre will house a future high school, regional park and the S.E. LRT.

Proposed amenities for the centre include a 50-metre, 10-lane competition pool, water park, leisure pool, hot tubs and steam room, two multi-purpose ice rinks, three gymnasiums with multi-purpose flooring, a running/walking track, fitness centre and 25,000-square-foot library.

YMCA Calgary would operate the new City-built facility. YMCA Calgary currently operates five branches in Calgary, three of which are in partnership with City-owned recreation facilities, including the Saddletowne branch in the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness.

“YMCA Calgary is thrilled and thankful to continue a long tradition of partnership with the City of Calgary,” said YMCA Calgary president and CEO Helene Weir. “For over 110 years, YMCA Calgary has provided health and wellness opportunities for Calgarians, created leaders and fostered a sense of community. These amazing new spaces will help us reach more people through our passionate volunteers, members and staff.”

If approved, the new facility is expected to open in 2018.