Arena and Aquatics Complex

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Aerial image of Morrow Park and neighbourhood

The City of Peterborough is planning to build a new twin-pad arena and indoor walking track with future phases for an aquatic centre and third ice pad. As a recreational hub, it will combine spaces for play, spectating, fitness and sports. Supporting recreational opportunities through this new building and associated upgraded park space will enhance the quality of life for those who live and play in the city.

City Council has approved reviewing Morrow Park as the potential location for this new recreational hub. Among the considerations about the potential location, the project would include new driveway connections to Lansdowne Street, parking and phased changes to the balance of the park. Previous phases for this project included consultation with facility user groups on the interior design elements of the planned Arena and Aquatics Complex. The design would continue to include the following program elements that were previously approved by Council:

Phase 1:

  • A twin pad arena with 500 seats on each pad;
  • An elevated walking/running track;
  • 12 team change rooms and 2 official rooms;
  • A team training centre;
  • Office / Administration / Customer Service space for City staff;
  • Office space leased to sport group(s);
  • A concession stand;
  • Two multipurpose rooms;
  • Public washrooms, elevator and storage;
  • Landscaping and parking;
  • LEED certified construction standard;

Planned future Phase 2 - Competitive 8 lane pool with changerooms;

Planned future Phase 3 - Third ice pad expansion.

The purpose of the current phase of consultation is to engage with the community, and to hear comments and ideas, about the potential location for the arena and aquatic complex, expected travel patterns to the new facility, indoor and outdoor activities, and more.

How can you participate?

Share your thoughts

Click on the survey button below to provide your feedback. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Feedback and ideas collected through the survey and other consultation activities will be reviewed by the project team as it prepares recommendations for City Council’s consideration on next steps for the project.

Virtual Public Information session

A virtual public information session was held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. See the slide presentation with the interactive mentimeter results under Project Documents to the right.

The City of Peterborough is planning to build a new twin-pad arena and indoor walking track with future phases for an aquatic centre and third ice pad. As a recreational hub, it will combine spaces for play, spectating, fitness and sports. Supporting recreational opportunities through this new building and associated upgraded park space will enhance the quality of life for those who live and play in the city.

City Council has approved reviewing Morrow Park as the potential location for this new recreational hub. Among the considerations about the potential location, the project would include new driveway connections to Lansdowne Street, parking and phased changes to the balance of the park. Previous phases for this project included consultation with facility user groups on the interior design elements of the planned Arena and Aquatics Complex. The design would continue to include the following program elements that were previously approved by Council:

Phase 1:

  • A twin pad arena with 500 seats on each pad;
  • An elevated walking/running track;
  • 12 team change rooms and 2 official rooms;
  • A team training centre;
  • Office / Administration / Customer Service space for City staff;
  • Office space leased to sport group(s);
  • A concession stand;
  • Two multipurpose rooms;
  • Public washrooms, elevator and storage;
  • Landscaping and parking;
  • LEED certified construction standard;

Planned future Phase 2 - Competitive 8 lane pool with changerooms;

Planned future Phase 3 - Third ice pad expansion.

The purpose of the current phase of consultation is to engage with the community, and to hear comments and ideas, about the potential location for the arena and aquatic complex, expected travel patterns to the new facility, indoor and outdoor activities, and more.

How can you participate?

Share your thoughts

Click on the survey button below to provide your feedback. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Feedback and ideas collected through the survey and other consultation activities will be reviewed by the project team as it prepares recommendations for City Council’s consideration on next steps for the project.

Virtual Public Information session

A virtual public information session was held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. See the slide presentation with the interactive mentimeter results under Project Documents to the right.

Questions

Submit your questions to the project team on the review of the potential use of Morrow Park as the location for the planned arena and aquatics complex.

Please allow the project team a few days to review and respond to your question.

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    There is already an ongoing traffic calming exercise going on in the Lock, Morrow, Montgomery and Sherburne streets area. Won't this just increase the traffic and cut-through traffic in the neighborhood? How are you planning for large increases in traffic volumes for local residents, including cut-through traffic? Please explain how this project is being coordinated with the traffic calming work.

    jcornfield asked about 1 month ago

    The Project Team coordinates with City staff from Infrastructure and Planning including the staff currently leading the traffic calming initiative. Traffic studies specific to this project will be conducted to attain the information required to determine the traffic impact the new Arena and Aquatic Complex will have on the area. The Project Team will continue to coordinate with the various City departments to ensure the traffic flow will be appropriately addressed.

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    Is this an Olympic size pool? Or just 25m? We need to support our Olympic swimmers but we don’t need another pool meters from the Y.

    Leigh asked 2 months ago

    The main pool is to be a 25 metre, 8 lane competitive pool.  An Olympic pool is 50 metres in length.  Olympic-sized pools are generally located in larger urban centres serving higher populations.  The Vision 2025 study explored the growth and future needs of our community, identifying the requirement for an additional pool by 2025.  The aquatics complex will accommodate regional competitions.  

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    Why are you building in the south when all the new homes are being built in the north? The reason is for MORE green house gas, that you talk about reducing , looks like it,

    Keith asked 2 months ago

    The Morrow Park site is municipally owned and was identified as a potential site in 2015 during the initial site exploration process.  The project is being designed to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.   

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    Why could the roof or other area of Morrow Park development not be used for a renewable energy installation (e.g. solar ) on a "Distributed Energy" model with electrical generation & storage by a small, grid-connected or neighbouring distribution system-connected devices. This give diversity, resilience and a two-way power flow with excess energy created being possibly sold to generate revenue?

    CL asked 2 months ago

    The project is being designed to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.  The project team will take these comments under consideration as the design develops.  

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    What are your plans for the Agricultural Society?. Seems they have been excluded in your plans all together. You do have a legal contract with them that seems to fallen by the wayside. We agree that the grounds should be used more not eliminated all together.

    Kathleen Clodd asked about 2 months ago

    The Agricultural Society is an important stakeholder in this project and communication is ongoing through the consultation process. The Agricultural Society is actively participating in this consultation process and the Phase 1 concept plan continues to incorporate the presence and activity of the Agricultural Society on the property.

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    Remember your contract with the Agricultural Society and ball diamonds be included.

    Kathleen Clodd asked about 2 months ago

    The Agricultural Society is actively participating in this consultation process.  The City’s ball diamond inventory is under review as part of this project to ensure we can meet demand for the ball diamond user groups.