Dear valued customers,
Many of you have been eagerly anticipating news on the upcoming revitalization of the Dartmouth Sportsplex. The municipality and Dartmouth Sportsplex are pleased to now provide you with that update. First, it is important to point out work will not begin until spring 2017. This means none of our programs or services will be interrupted between now and then. We will continue to offer all our standard products and services this summer, fall, winter, and into early next spring. Currently, the work is planned to start at the end of May 2017, and be completed by early fall 2018. As you can see from the conceptual photos, the facility will be completely transformed by this work.
The revitalization will include:
• The addition of a two-court gymnasium
• Refurbishment of the swimming pool and its features including the addition of a children’s and family splash
area, new water slides, and an accessibility ramp into the training pool
• A new fitness centre and studios, including new equipment
• New locker rooms
• Complete refurbishment of the courts
• New public spaces and meeting rooms
• Relocation of the customer service area to the main entrance way
The renovations will require complete gutting of the central and southern parts of the building. This means the facility – other than the arena – will be closed from June 2017 until early fall 2018. The extent of the construction/renovation makes it impossible to safely offer even limited services. The arena will remain open for ice rentals only because it has its own self-contained entrances, washrooms and air handling systems.
Please review the FAQs about this exciting project on the following page. More information is available on our web site: SportsplexEvolution.ca. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions. My door is always open.
Max Chauvin, General Manager