Meadows Recreation Centre, Library and Park - Edmonton
“It is very exciting to see the beginning of these innovative new facilities,” said Mayor Stephen Mandel. “Recreation centres, libraries and parks are the community hubs where people come together to enrich their lives, minds and bodies, so building these facilities is really paramount to creating the more vibrant and inclusive city we see for Edmonton’s future.”
Construction begins on Meadows Recreation Centre, Library and Park
The City of Edmonton is building a $119 million community hub in the city’s southeast that will include park space, a community recreation centre and a new library.
The facility and park is at 17 Street and 23 Avenue in the Silver Berry neighbourhood. MSI funding will be used for the park portion of the project.
“We are proud to support the City of Edmonton in building this park which will help make the city’s southeast an even better place to live and raise families,” said Hector Goudreau, Minister of Municipal Affairs.
“This is truly an exciting time for The Edmonton Public Library and for residents of southeast Edmonton,” said Brent McDonough Chair, Edmonton Public Library Board of Trustees.“The new 15,000 square foot Meadows Library will help meet the huge increase in demand for library services that we’ve seen, particularly in this part of the city. What a great way to do it – by combining leisure and literature!”
The Meadows is one of four new recreation centres in the works for the city and is expected to open in 2014. Two others are expected to open 2012and 2014 and the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre in southwest Edmonton opened in January 2011.
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