Unveiling of our Expansion Project!

The Future of Recreation in Calgary’s Downtown Core – MNP Community & Sport Centre’s Leisure Expansion Aquatic Project

February 2024

MNP Community & Sport Centre, along with its partners, are pleased to announce the unveiling of the next chapter in the Centre’s storied 40-year history: The Leisure Expansion Aquatics Project (LEAP)! This project will add enhanced aquatic amenities to the heart of Calgary, catering to individuals, families, and communities residing in and around the downtown core and Beltline area.

Revitalizing Calgary’s Core with Community-Focused Expansion

LEAP represents a bold step forward in our mission to foster a healthier, more connected community. With a total investment of $85 million, made possible by The City of Calgary ($57.5 million), the Province of Alberta ($20 million), and the Lindsay Park Sports Society ($7.5 million), this expansion is not just about building facilities—it is about building healthier futures.

What’s Included?

Our west expansion is designed with fun and community in mind, featuring:

  • A state-of-the-art lazy river and hot tub
  • Water slides with a tot pool and play structure
  • A dedicated viewing area for parents to relax while keeping an eye on the fun

Our south expansion will redefine the Centre’s main entrance, creating an inviting welcome space that leads into a vibrant community hub, complete with:

  • Enhanced gathering spaces for social interaction and community building
  • An array of food & beverage outlets
  • Universal locker rooms, ensuring an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone

To round out the project, we are excited to announce upgrades to our existing facilities, including various enhancements to the existing locker rooms, bleacher seating, the competition pool, dive tank and teach pool, further elevating the overall experience for all.

Construction with Community in Mind

Slated to commence in mid-2024, the project’s construction duration is expected to span 30 months. Our dedicated project delivery team, including The City of Calgary, M3 Development Management, GEC Architecture, Bird Construction, and a robust network of subconsultants and subtrades, is committed to maintaining operational excellence throughout the phased construction.

While a period of construction can bring minor changes to operations, our goal is to maintain current programs and services throughout the project. Rest assured, we will keep you informed on what to expect at the various stages of construction, which includes frequent newsletters, social media posts and access to a section on our website dedicated to the latest news on the project.

Thank you for your support and commitment to the journey with us as we LEAP towards a stronger, healthier future!

For further information, inquiries about fundraising opportunities, or questions about the project, please reach out at Leap@mnpcentre.com

 

– The MNP Community & Sport Centre Team

 

FAQ’s 

Q: Is there going to be extra pool space built? 
A: Along with new leisure facilities, including a lazy river with vortex, hot tub, and tot pool our new leisure space will also feature a multi-use pool, 25m in length. Renovations to existing pool infrastructure are slated to take place in 2025.

Q: Is the Dive Tank being updated as well? 
A: Currently there are plans to update the Dive Tank as part of renovations to the existing infrastructure in 2025.

Q: Will the construction impact Children’s Programs such as Sport Camps & Swim Lessons? 
A: We will be working very closely with our partners throughout the construction process to ensure that Children’s Programs such as Sport Camps & Swim Lessons are not disrupted throughout the expansion and construction. We are not anticipating disruptions in the 2024 season and will keep everyone updated in case of changes. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletters and social media channels for the most up to date information.

Q: Will there be an update/expansion of the Steam Room? 
A: Renovations to the steam room are currently being assessed and we will update as more information becomes available.

Q: Will there be an update/expansion of the Cold Tub? 
A: Renovations to the cold tub are currently being assessed and we will update as more information becomes available.

Q: What will happen with parking? Is there going to be changes to parking? 
A: We know parking is a concern to our Members, and we are currently assessing different options to ensure a better parking experience for those who visit MNP Community & Sport Centre. We will make sure to keep you updated on our website and through the usual contact channels as changes occur.

Q: What will the state of the change rooms be? What is a universal change room? 
A: MNP Community & Sport Centre is proud to announce a variety of options for our changing rooms that will increase the experience for all guests at our Centre. These will include Universal change rooms designed for the general public as well as Traditional change rooms for larger groups

The universal change rooms will be built with comfort, safety, and inclusivity in mind. This option will allow for increased privacy, greater accessibility, and more space for those who might need assistance. It will also allow for more frequent custodial access resulting in a cleaner and safer space. This space will include a shared gender-neutral locker area, private changing cubicles, private washrooms, and private shower stalls.

The Executive Change rooms will also undergo renovations.

 

LEAP partners

Aerial Render MNPCSC
LEAP Project Rendering

Steam Room closed until further notice

NEW Member Hours*  – Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 5pm to 8pm, Members will have exclusive access to the Facility.
Drop-in admission may continue to be purchased anytime outside of Member Hours. 

**Member Hours grants exclusive access to Annual & Monthly Memberships, 10 Pass & 30 Day Card holders, Member Guest & Courtesy Pass holders & Sport Partners,