RICHMOND, B.C. - The new Minoru Centre for Active Living in Richmond, B.C. will open for service in 2018.
The new name for the multipurpose complex, which is now under construction in Minoru Park, was officially endorsed by Richmond City Council last month.
"This new facility will be at the heart of our community and will become a major destination for residents and visitors," said Mayor Malcolm Brodie in a statement. "It represents a significant increase in services for aquatics users, seniors and others in order to meet the needs of our evolving community."
The facility will include an aquatic centre, seniors centre and other recreation and sports amenities. It will replace the aging and outdated Minoru Aquatic Centre and Minoru Place Activity Centre as well as the former Minoru Pavilion.
The name choice provides continuity, a release explains. The use of 'Minoru' in the name retains a connection to all of the facilities that this facility replaces and its location within Minoru Park.
The new facility's aquatic centre will feature two 25-metre swimming pools, a large leisure pool and a wellness area with two hot pools, a cold plunge pool, a steam room and saunas.
The facility's seniors' centre will be located on two floors with a lounge, full-service cafe, a range of activity rooms, including an arts studio, woodworking shop, billiards/games room, multipurpose rooms and a dedicated entrance and lobby.
Other features include a 7,300-square-foot fitness centre. The facility will also house eight team rooms for sport field users that are accessible from the fields and multipurpose spaces to support tournaments and events.