Better Recreation and Leisure Facilities

Recognizing changing demographics, future needs, and after years of discussion regarding a new multipurpose recreational facility, the Municipality of Trent Hills is now planning to construct a Community Recreation and Wellness Centre, with campuses in Warkworth, Hastings and Campbellford.

Multipurpose community centres offering a variety of recreational services and programs have been an important facet of large urban communities for decades. These centres provide the facilities that people need to fully participate in healthy social activities, recognizing that high quality sports and recreational facilities help to enhance our everyday lives and contribute to personal growth.

Flourish Campaign videos:


Hastings Campus -
OPENED AUGUST 2015

  • Heated field house for indoor sports
  • Indoor driving range, walking track, hard surface sport court
  • Additional outdoor soccer field
  • Improved parking 
  • Fowlds Millennium Park location

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 Campbellford CampusConceptual drawing of Campbellford campus

  • Arena
  • Aquatic centre
  • Multi-purpose room with kitchen
  • Walking track
  • Campbellford Fairground location
Warkworth Campus
  • Accessible single storey addition to Warkworth Arena with kitchen
  • Multi-purpose  rooms
  • Additional dressing room(s)

The total project cost in 2013 was estimated at $33,000,000. Federal and provincial infrastructure funding will be sought; but rarely does infrastructure funding from upper levels of government exceed 2/3 of a project’s budget, which in our case represents $22 million.

The remaining $11 million, therefore, must be made up by the municipality and from fundraising. The municipality will be able to contribute $10 million by accessing available municipal funds and by carrying a loan, leaving only a $1 million shortfall to be raised in the community.

Municipal Financial Plan Concept

Operating Projections for new recreation facilities

Municipal PowerPoint Presentation to the Community

 

 

The Community Benefits

Healthier societies help to alleviate the strain on our healthcare and social service systems.

Cultural and recreational activities lead to fitter individuals, better-adjusted families and healthier communities.

Recreational facilities and parks are significant economic generators in communities

Modern and relevant recreational and cultural amenities encourage families and individuals to move into the community.

Generate construction jobs for the short-term and provide long-term employment opportunities.