- 50m x 25m pool
- Barrier-free access
- Leisure pool
- Universal and inclusive change areas
- Multi-purpose spaces
- Expanded fitness area
- Better, and more spaces for events and classes
- Accessibility features such as handrails and non-slip surfacing
- A welcoming space for the community
- Energy efficiency design
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Crystal Pool and refreshing public spaces among Victoria council’s ‘exciting’ plans for 2024
Putting a new pool on the RAP parking lot would enable the complete restoration of Central Park back to its pre-Crystal days (but even better than before). Wouldn't that be the ideal solution? North Park concerns re: shortage of park space would be settled forever. And you would also save a fortune re: no need to rip out perfectly good courts and playgrounds at Central Park to make way for the new pool (not to mention, no need to chop down a bunch of trees). If the RAP property is deemed to be not quite large enough (it's actually more than large enough, but I'm anticipating this supposed shortcoming) then extend it over Vancouver Street a bit, because as modern/enlightened people we should be eager and willing to reclaim roadways wherever it makes sense to do so, right? And finally, address the parking requirements for RAP, the arena, and the new pool itself by building a parkade on the arena parking lot.
^ Now that the City has purchased land for a park for the NPNA they no longer need Central Park and it can all be used for more homeless housing alongside a new addiction and recover centre plus pool!
Good point. Wouldn't it be funny* if even more of Central Park's total area gets repurposed as non-park space by the time this whole thing is done?
*and totally unexpected
Plan to locate new Crystal Pool next to Save-On-Foods arena falls through; Central Middle School site now eyed for the facility
Victoria's plans for a Crystal Pool replacement are back to square one with the collapse of a proposal to sitaute the facility next to the arena.
Funding requests by the City of Victoria for the replacement of North Park's Crystal Pool have come up dry.