The Halifax Regional Municipality is excited to announce the Dartmouth Sportsplex is set to re-open before the end of the year.
The recreation facility has been undergoing an extensive multi-million dollar revitalization over the past year and work is scheduled to conclude in November.
Once construction crews clear out, hiring and training of staff will be completed, and new equipment will be installed and set up.
The Dartmouth Sportsplex plans to then give tours of the facility and host various ‘Come and Play’ events in December.
All programs and services will be up and running in January, at which time there will also be a grand re-opening event.
The municipality and Dartmouth Sportsplex staff were targeting an early fall re-opening but unforeseen circumstances resulted in delays.
Specifically, the process of delicately chipping away at the old foundation and rock surfaces in and around the facility took longer than originally anticipated. As well, when some parts of the ageing building were removed, contractors discovered additional repair work that needed to be addressed.
It should be noted the arena will re-open on Sept. 10 for hockey and ice rentals. The track will also be available this fall for walkers and runners.
When fully operational, the revitalized Dartmouth Sportsplex will include a new double gymnasium, new pool attractions – such as a new large waterslide, climbing walls, children’s splash area, and additional accessibility features – a new fitness centre with three new fitness studios, and new community spaces.
The facility will also feature plenty of glass, with natural light and stunning views throughout the facility.
Source: Media Release