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Construction of New Westminster Aquatics & Community Centre to begin April 2021

The City of New Westminster is moving ahead with construction on the new aquatics and community centre starting in April 2021. The new aquatics and community centre will be built adjacent to Canada Games Pool and Centennial Community Centre where the Sixth Avenue parking lot is currently located.

Both of the existing facilities will remain open during construction. Starting April 1, 2021, fencing will be erected and construction equipment will begin arriving on site. Groundbreaking and construction is expected to begin in mid-April with the new facility scheduled to open in late 2023. Demolition of the old facilities and completion of the outdoor spaces is anticipated to be complete for summer 2024.

Starting April 6, 2021, there will be no access to the Sixth Avenue parking lot. On-site parking will only be available at the Cumberland Street parking lot. Facility users should plan to arrive early for lessons and programs as parking will be limited and additional time may be required to walk from alternate parking locations. Visitors are encourage to consider alternate modes of transportation such as walking, cycling, transit, and carpooling.

For more information on this project and the latest construction information, please visit

Date posted:March 22, 2021