Sparwood Leisure Centre to shut down for upgrades

The Sparwood Leisure Centre will be closed for nearly a month to replace the facility’s aging and outdated heating and HVAC system.

The Sparwood Leisure Centre will be closed for nearly a month to replace the facility’s aging and outdated heating and HVAC system. Residents will be without their recreation centre from June 17 to July 8.

The energy retrofit will see the replacement of two dehumidification systems, two atmospheric boilers, and two hot water heaters with a state of the art dehumidification and heating system. The new system will incorporate condensing boilers and heat pumps, as well as solar and high efficiency dehumidification systems.

The Community Recreation Program has contributed $400,000 towards the project, with the remaining $228,587 funded by the District of Sparwood.

During the closure the fitness centre will also be closed. All current monthly and yearly passes will be extended to cover the shutdown period. The office will remain open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for program registration.