North Surrey Recreation Centre. (Photo: surrey.ca)

Date set for complete closure of North Surrey Recreation Centre

Users will be directed to programs and services within a four-kilometre radius of the site

A date has been set for the complete closure of North Surrey Recreation Centre.

Dec. 22 is the day when all programming will end at the 54-year-old facility, according to a “Facility Closure Notice” on the city’s website.

“North Surrey Recreation Centre will close in two phases,” the post says. “The North Surrey Arena will close and transition programming to the new North Surrey Sport and Ice Complex in early September, when the new arena opens.

“All other recreational programs at the North Surrey Recreation Centre will continue until fall programming ends on December 22, 2019. North Surrey Recreation Centre will then permanently close. For more information, read the corporate report or call 604-502-6300.”

Once the rec centre is closed for good, those who use the facility will be directed to programs and services within a four-kilometre radius of the site.

• RELATED STORY: The end is near for North Surrey rec centre, meaning programs will move to other facilities within 4km.

Beginning in January, aquatics programs will move to Guildford Recreation Centre, fitness and multi-purpose activities to North Surrey Sport & Ice Complex and preschool programs to Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre.

In June, a council report detailed plans to decommission and eventually demolish the aging North Surrey Recreation Centre, built in 1965 and since renovated several times. The city plans to replace the building with a mixed-use “Centre Block” development that would radically change the look of the area, just west of Surrey Central SkyTrain station. The site could include a proposed City Centre YMCA, which would be built in partnership with Simon Fraser University.

The new North Surrey Sport & Ice Complex is scheduled to open on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Lark Group is building the three-rink facility at 12780 110th Ave., south of Scott Road SkyTrain station.

LETTER: Residents of North Surrey deserve a recreation centre where we live.



tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Just Posted

RCMP target Surrey school zones

Police and community partners launch ‘Think of Me’ campaign

Here’s why you may not have seen many federal election signs in Surrey

Earlier this year, Surrey council banned election signs on public property, highways

‘Men of Curling’ calendar features Surrey’s Tardi, who went rock climbing with a curling rock

Tyler Tardi, 21, now curls on men’s circuit, meaning he won’t play at 2020 nationals in Langley

Police, volunteers to deliver South Surrey students’ road-safety messages

Elementary designs aim to remind drivers to slow down, pay attention on the road

‘Jail’ time for Surrey business and community leaders in Crime Stoppers fundraiser

Metro Vancouver organization to host Jail & Bail event Friday at Central City’s outdoor plaza

Charges dropped against officer who shot and killed Hudson Brooks in South Surrey

‘I feel like I’ve lost Hudson all over again,’ says mom

Legislature gifts, clothing, travel need better control, B.C. auditor says

Audit follows suspensions of top managers by Speaker Darryl Plecas

Photos surface of Conservative candidate at B.C. event with people in blackface

The controversial “Black Peter” character has been a feature at Sinterklaas celebrations

Abbotsford restaurant offering free meals for those unable to pay

Veerji Fish ‘n’ Grill on Clearbrook Road has been giving away food since the summer

Arrest made after fourth threat closes a Kamloops high school in nine days

Mounties have been chasing down a series of threats made to schools across Kamloops

Nelson man accused of swimming naked at Toronto aquarium expected to plead guilty

David Weaver, of Nelson, was arrested and charged in October of last year

VIDEO: Party leaders react to Trudeau’s brownface photo bombshell

Fallout from Justin Trudeau’s brownface photo, and two other instances, sure to dominate campaign

35 of 87 dogs in 2018 Williams Lake seizure were euthanized, BC SPCA confirm

The dogs did not respond to the behaviour modification and remained terrified of humans

Most Read

l -->