Community Recreation Feasibility Plan

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In late 2019 City Council accepted the Community Facilities Assessment Report as information. Through this assessment 17 City-owned facilities, including the Bioclean Aquatic Centre and Centennial Civic Centre, were analysed based on age, condition and capital cost for rehabilitation/renovation and anticipated remaining life.

With understanding the remaining life for the Civic Centre, and the high demand for pool time at the Bioclean Aquatic Centre, the City of Lloydminster initiated the Community Recreation Feasibility Plan (CRFP).


What will this plan do?

The approved CRFP will provide direction for the short and long term development of enhanced aquatic and arena services in Lloydminster. Ideally, this plan will result in the draft concepts both a new community area and a new or enhanced community pool.


How can you get involved?

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to discuss the CRFP in person, however we are launching a survey where you can gain a better understanding how why are are doing this project, what steps it will be carried out through and share your voice on the potential location and structure of the facility and the amenities within it!

Have a questions? No problem, email us at yourvoice@lloydminster.ca.

Hearing your feedback is extremely important to us, after all, you will be the one using it one day!


In late 2019 City Council accepted the Community Facilities Assessment Report as information. Through this assessment 17 City-owned facilities, including the Bioclean Aquatic Centre and Centennial Civic Centre, were analysed based on age, condition and capital cost for rehabilitation/renovation and anticipated remaining life.

With understanding the remaining life for the Civic Centre, and the high demand for pool time at the Bioclean Aquatic Centre, the City of Lloydminster initiated the Community Recreation Feasibility Plan (CRFP).


What will this plan do?

The approved CRFP will provide direction for the short and long term development of enhanced aquatic and arena services in Lloydminster. Ideally, this plan will result in the draft concepts both a new community area and a new or enhanced community pool.


How can you get involved?

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to discuss the CRFP in person, however we are launching a survey where you can gain a better understanding how why are are doing this project, what steps it will be carried out through and share your voice on the potential location and structure of the facility and the amenities within it!

Have a questions? No problem, email us at yourvoice@lloydminster.ca.

Hearing your feedback is extremely important to us, after all, you will be the one using it one day!


What are your Feasibility Plan questions?

Do you have any questions about the Feasibility Plan? Let us know! We will do our very best to get back to you shortly.

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    Would be nice to know what the actual reason for building the new arena is. You are building it almost as far away as possible from any infrastructure or population as possible and you promote the Casino too there are no businesses over there and almost the worst place you could pick. Isn’t Lloyd Minor hockey under the Alberta Hockey and so are the Bobcats.

    Vince asked 19 days ago

    Hello Vince,

    In late 2019, the City completed a consultant-led assessment of 17 City-owned facilities, including the Centennial Civic Centre. These buildings were analyzed based on age, condition and capital cost for rehabilitation/renovation and anticipated remaining life. The Civic Centre was deemed to be near the end of its usable life. The cost of repairing and restoring the building to a modern standard – when compared to constructing a new facility – was not feasible. Additionally, the facility is not able to meet standards for many events, low rooflines, and lack of dressing room space are problematic for bringing sporting events to the City.

    City Administration – with the support of contracted experts – has explored several sites throughout Lloydminster. Each potential site was thoroughly assessed with a focus on visitor accessibility, geotechnical risks, grant eligibility, servicing requirements, economic benefit, and a plethora of other considerations. After months of diligent assessment, the eastern site formally selected by City Council was deemed the most viable from a financial and logistical perspective. The City is confident that a new event facility in the City’s southeast will help drive economic and recreational benefits to the Lloydminster region for generations to come.

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    Is the city still planning to build a new pool in the near future? I hope public consultation will be used for this as well because ensuring it includes a 50m pool is critical to bringing several new sports (diving, water polo, underwater hockey and lifesaving) to Lloydminster.

    Krystal asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for the question.

    At this time, there is no formal plan to develop a pool in Lloydminster, however, the pool was included in the 2020 feasibility study which can be viewed at https://yourvoicelloyd.ca/CFAR. It included conversations with local stakeholder groups regarding the community’s future aquatic needs. As we work to identify future recreational infrastructure priorities, the City will continue to engage with users and stakeholders. 

    Construction of a new event facility (aka Lloydminster Place) comes with a high level of urgency as the Centennial Civic Centre is very near the end of its usable life (2-4 years). Additionally, this project has significant potential for time-sensitive grant funding from the Government of Saskatchewan. 

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    iF YOU ARE PUTTING THE ARENA ON THE EAST END ARE YOU GOING TO FINALLY PUT IN SIDEWALKS ON HWY 16 AND PUT SOME PATHWAYS IN THAT GO SOMEWHERE ON THE SASKATCHEWAN SIDE?

    JZ asked 5 months ago

    Hi JZ,

    The City of Lloydminster is working to complete a City-wide Trails and Sidewalks Master Plan, which will help the City develop a more accessible and better-connected trail network. You can learn more at yourvoicelloyd.ca/trails.

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    My question is, why only a very small amount of possible locations are listed? Did anyone consider the families and youth that ride bikes, or walk? and how difficult it would be to connect people to a facility on the north side of highway 16. this would make it very difficult to connect any other means of transportation, besides vehicle.

    Jim asked about 2 years ago

    Hello, thank you for your question. 

    To begin the site selection, we identified the current City owned lands which are vacant, would provide enough spatial area for the potential facilities and were serviceable. From there we analyzed the distance and relation to other recreation facilities, surrounding amenities and adjacencies and the transportation network.

    After the final site selection, the City will look at additional accessibility measures to ensure user safety.

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