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Newton Recreation Facility Expansion

Newton Wave Pool

Newton Recreation Centre is now open and the facility expansion project is complete! Visit us and check out the pool, fitness centre, weight room and gymnasium. 

Check out the newly expanded Newton Recreation Centre

The new facility expansion is designed to meet the needs of all Surrey residents. With its commitment to building healthy communities, the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department will provide a wide variety of programming and events at this centre.

The Mat room relocation and upgrade to the Newton Wave Pool is designed to expand community recreation choices. The new space has a 4,700 sq. ft. mat room for wrestling, martial arts, dancing, yoga and gymnastics. Associated amenities include bathrooms, elevator access and a spectator viewing area.

The ground level fitness area space is doubled in size, featuring modern equipment and providing more fitness options for the growing Newton community. Programming includes cardio, stretching and functional training for a variety of ages and abilities.

Main entrance and lobby enhancements will improve connectivity between the existing and new addition. Physical and visual connections will be created for the facility’s exterior and interior to ensure a sense of safety at the entrance and plaza. These new changes will enhance the social interaction and communities' sense of belonging.

Facility Features

  • New fitness  area of 8,000 sq. ft. upon completion of the expansion
  • A second floor for a brand new 4,700 sq. ft. mat room for fun programs
  • An inviting new 412 sq. ft. lobby will be designed for community and social engagement
  • Childminding will be a new addition to services offered
  • A public art feature

Background Information

The expansion and renovation started in April 2016 and was completed on June 6, 2017. The Newton Recreation Centre expansion was a single phase expansion and partial renovation of the existing facility at 13730 - 72nd Avenue. The design emphasized the importance of putting fitness and athletics on display while enhancing the existing facility lobby, landscape and entrance.

The renovation also ensured that the Newton Recreation Centre facilitates a welcoming, healthy civic activity at the heart of the Newton community.

SHAPE architects were the successful proponent for the design of the new expansion. In consultation with SHAPE, the City conducted three well-attended open houses to solicit further input and ideas to be used in the design of the facility expansion.