Newton Recreation Facility Expansion
Newton Recreation Centre's pool and gymnasium will be closed until June 6, 2017. The facility expansion will improve the longevity of Newton Recreation Centre and provide Surrey residents with more recreation opportunities.
Note: The fitness centre will remain open during the closure. Many registered programs and drop-in fitness classes will continue. Spring programs will be offered in adjacent facilities during Newton Recreation Centre's pool and gymnasium closure. We invite members of Newton’s community to use other City of Surrey indoor pools and participate in a variety of swims and programs. Alternatively, Tong Louie Family YMCA will also have aquatic programs available.
What to expect at the newly expanded Newton Recreation Centre
The new facility expansion is designed to meet the needs of all Surrey residents. With its commitment to building healthy communities, the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department will provide a wide variety of programming and events at this centre.
The Mat room relocation and upgrade to the Newton Wave Pool is designed to expand community recreation choices. The new space will have a 4,700 sq. ft. mat room to be used for wrestling, martial arts, dancing, yoga and gymnastics. Associated amenities include bathrooms, elevator access and a spectator viewing area.
The ground level fitness area space will be doubled in size, feature modern equipment and provide more fitness options for the growing Newton community. Programming will include cardio, stretching and functional training for a variety of ages and abilities.
Main entrance and lobby enhancements will improve connectivity between the existing and new addition. Physical and visual connections will be created for the facility’s exterior and interior to ensure a sense of safety at the entrance and plaza. These changes will enhance the social interaction and communities' sense of belonging.
- New fitness area of 8,000 sq. ft. upon completion of the expansion
- There will be a second floor for a brand new 4,700 sq. ft. mat room for fun programs
- An inviting new 412 sq. ft. lobby will be designed for community and social engagement
- Childminding will be a new addition to services offered
- A public art feature
The Newton Recreation Centre expansion is a single phase expansion and partial renovation of the existing facility at 13730 - 72nd Avenue. The design emphasizes the importance of putting fitness and athletics on display while enhancing the existing facility lobby, landscape and entrance.
The expansion and renovation will ensure that the Newton Recreation Centre facilitates a welcoming, healthy civic activity at the heart of the Newton community.
SHAPE architects were the successful proponent for the design of the new expansion. In consultation with SHAPE, the City conducted three well-attended open houses to solicit further input and ideas to be used in the design of the facility expansion.
Check back for updates and photos as construction progresses.