REC-REATE Strathcona Gardens consists of three phases:

  1. The Facility Needs Assessment – completed in 2015
  2. The Project Planning Phase (Feasibility study and schematic design) – 2016-2017
  3. The Project Delivery Phase (Detailed design and construction) – 2020 or subject to funding
Needs Assessment
  • Study to understand (1) whether the present service delivery is meeting the needs and expectations of the community or are additional programs and services needed now or in the future and (2) does the existing facility allow for delivery of appropriate services for the next 5 to 20 years and if not, how should it be improved?
  • Public engagement (household surveys, user focus groups, public open house, key informant interviews and workshops)
  • Study completed in June 2015 (Strathcona Gardens Facility Needs Assessment – Final Report
Project Planning
  • Establishment of reserve fund for renewal based on an estimated  $21.8m high level concept
  • Feasibility Study awarded to HCMA Architecture and Design (study completed June 2017)
  • Establishment of a Community Advisory Group and public consultation (user group workshops, public information sessions, key informant interviews, newsletter)
  • Feasibility study findings presented to Strathcona Gardens Commission (July 2017)
  • SRD staff to pursue additional community outreach and engagement to raise awareness and keep informed of public sentiment towards Strathcona Gardens and the REC-REATE project through fall 2017
  • Schematic design (estimated to commence fall 2017 for completion January 2018)
Project Delivery
  • Subject to funding
  • Detailed design and construction documentation
  • Construction (targeted for 2020)
  • Grand opening!