Aerial of Marpole Community Centre showing building, pool, and field

Marpole Community Centre renewal

This community-guided project will deliver on a plan for the future of the community centre.

The Marpole Community Centre will be the first City-owned community centre built to achieve Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) Gold.

RHFAC Gold is the highest level of accessibility in the country and achieving this certification will help make sure City-owned buildings are accessible and inclusive for individuals with disabilities.

Following public consultation, we have developed a schematic master plan for Oak Park, including the new Marpole Community Centre.

We are working on detailed planning and design of the community centre in collaboration with our partners at the Marpole-Oakridge Community Association. 

What's happeningConstruction on the new community centre is expected to begin in 2023

Amenities planned for completion in the first phase of the project

  • A renewed 42,000 square foot community centre and services to support the growing population in the area including gym, fitness centre, studios, sensory room, multi-purpose spaces, kitchen, and fieldhouse with change and washrooms for sport field users
  • Childcare centre for 74 children 
  • Landscaping with new trees, basketball courts and outdoor fitness equipment, an outdoor performance space, and gathering areas

Anticipated budget: $85 million

Project timeline

Community engagement and involvement is a critical part of each project phase.

  • Nov 2017

    Meeting with External Advisory Committee: Vision Workshop

  • Jan 17, 2018

    Open house: Visioning - Listening to your ideas

  • Feb 10, 2018

    Pop-up event at Marpole Community Centre

  • Jan-Mar 2019

    Preparation of Marpole Community Centre needs and location plan

  • May-Jun 2019

    Stakeholder workshops

  • Jul 12 - Aug 2

    Online survey (a survey in Chinese will be available at the community centre and open house)

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Open house: community centre location and Oak Park vision

  • Fall 2019

    Needs assessment and location complete

  • 2021

    Schematic design

  • 2022

    Detailed design

  • 2023

    Construction

  • We are here
  • 2026

    End of project

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