Video courtesy City of Weyburn/Youtube
The official detailed plans for the Weyburn Recreation and Culture Centre were presented at Monday night's meeting of the Weyburn City Council.
City Manager Matthew Warren shared an in-depth look at the facility, which will include a multi-use synthetic field, an art gallery and pottery studio, an indoor track, simulator room, a mini-gym, a children’s play space and more.
Warren said an online digital video tour will give Weyburn residents the opportunity to look through the plans.
“It’ll give you an opportunity to see the main floor, the upper floor, to see what the outdoor rink looks like,” said Warren. “And then, to have a video you have a better feel as you walk through. I actually think it's really great to have that feel, that you just don't see it on a piece of paper. You get to see what the whole project looks like.”
He said the completely accessible facility will also optimize the outdoor space at Jubilee Park, including a new, larger outdoor rink that will be able to be used all year round due to being made of a foundation of concrete rather than of pavement.
“This is such a great project for us, it's a multi-purpose, multi-generational facility,” said Warren. “And it’s a great corroboration as we move forward. Jubilee Park is a beautiful area and we want to ensure we enhance it[s use] for the public as much as we can.”
The WRCC will share a common area with a new elementary school and will provide a wide variety of arts and leisure amenities to Weyburn residents. It will be built on the former site of the Weyburn Junior High School by the Leisure Centre.
The project was awarded to Wright Construction during the council meeting at a projected cost of $25 million dollars.
The first phase of construction is set to begin in March and the estimated official opening is scheduled for September 2021.