Grande Prairie 2014 Aquatics Survey

Welcome to the City of Grande Prairie 2014 Aquatics Survey. The purpose of this survey is to share information about options for aquatics facilities in the City and to give residents an opportunity for input. Information from the survey will be presented to Council in June to assist in the budget process.

Click here to review last year's Aquatics Services Strategy.

Please review the information about each option before making your selection. Once you make a selection, you will see the total financial impact in the bar at the top of the page. On an average house assessed at $275,000, an increase of $1 million in the budget means an additional $27 on its tax bill.

Since these facilities are owned and operated by the City of Grande Prairie, tax impacts calculated below will only be levied on properties within the City. This survey is built on the assumption that all tax categories will be affected with any City Council decision regarding aquatics facilities in the community.

By completing this survey, you are eligible for a chance to win a one-year Adult membership at the Eastlink Centre.

Select the options that you prefer below
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Eastlink Centre Learn more

The noise level at the pools makes it difficult for swimmers to hear coaches and instructors. Investing in reducing the noise level would make the pools more conducive to coaching, instruction and relaxed lane swimming.

The City is also considering investing in an adjustable floor in the shallow end of the 50-meter pool to temporarily reduce the water depth to better accommodate swim instruction and recreational use by young children. The water depth can be restored for swim club training and swim meets.

Making both changes would cost $1 million.

Would you decrease noise levels at the pool and invest in an adjustable floor to accommodate more swim lessons and user groups?

"Eastlink Centre"
The Leisure Centre Learn more

The Leisure Centre, with the exception of the soccer pitch, was closed in December 2011 with the opening of the Eastlink Centre. The future of the Leisure Centre has been topic of discussion since its closure.

Re-opening the pool at the Leisure Centre requires renovations, including refurbishing the mechanical system, at a cost of $9.5 million, of which $6 million is already approved by Council. The other funds would come from City taxpayers.

If the pool were to re-open, which option would you prefer?

"The Leisure Centre"
Bear Creek Pool Learn more

Bear Creek Pool was closed for repairs in 2012. Re-opening the pool requires renovations at a cost of $1.5 million and an annual budget of $60,000.

Would you re-open Bear Creek Pool?

"Bear Creek Pool"
New Spray Deck Learn more

The City currently has spray parks in both Lion's Park and Muskoseepi Park. New standalone spray decks would cost between $400,000 and $600,000 and an annual budget of $25,000.

How many new spray decks would you like to see in Grande Prairie?

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0 spray decks
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