PRRD, City of Fort St. John hosting open house on North Peace Pool

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John and the Peace River Regional District are holding an in-person and virtual open house to understand what the public wants for the North Peace Leisure Pool.

The North Peace Leisure Facility Replacement Steering Committee, Staff Working Group and the architecture consulting firm (HCMA) will be presenting the North Peace Leisure Pool project, which would replace the existing pool.

The in-person open house event will be held at the North Peace Leisure Pool at 9505 100th street, in the meeting room at 4:30 p.m. on June 7th.

For more information, visit the event page.

The virtual event will take place on June 9th, beginning at 7 p.m.

Details for the virtual open house (Have Your Say – PRRD Website)

Residents can also participate in an online survey from June 7th to July 7th.

Research & Co. will be assisting the PRRD by conducting a random survey sample of 500 households by phone in the North Peace. Residents are encouraged to take five minutes to answer the questions.

Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman says that the North Peace Leisure Pool is very popular, with an average of more than 100,000 visits a year.

“It has served us well for many generations. But it is aging and no longer meets community and regional needs. We need to hear from the public on their priorities for a new aquatics and recreation facility,” she stated.

PRRD Chair Brad Sperling stated that the existing partnership between the two entities allows them to offer a wide variety of sport and recreational activities by sharing costs.

“Now, we are working together with our partners to identify options for a built-in North Peace solution that best meets our region’s growing needs,” he said.

The parties involved are expecting the feasibility study, and recommendations are anticipated to be presented in 2023.

Other public processes will be completed to secure approval to fund any proposed facilities.

The pool is owned by PRRD and operated by the City of Fort St. John.

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