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Christchurch City Council scopes out group interest in new aquatic and recreation facilities

Christchurch City Council scopes out group interest in new aquatic and recreation facilities
October 12, 2020

Christchurch City Council is inviting groups keen to make use of the city’s aquatic and recreation facilities - including the new Metro Sports Facility, Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool, and the new Hornby facility - to register their interest.

Christchurch City Council Head of Recreation, Sports and Events, Nigel Cox advises “we’ve had great feedback from people about the designs of our new facilities, and want to continue to see a diverse range of activities happening across our network of recreation and sport centres.

“Getting an early indication of requirements means we can work together on the allocation of space and prepare well in advance of the new facilities opening. This is all about getting more people more active more often.”

Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool will be the first of the new facilities to open. The $22 million facility is being built in Linwood Park on the corner of Linwood Avenue and Smith Street and is scheduled to open late next year.

It will have a multi-use 25-metre lane pool, a deep-water splash pool, a family spa pool, learn to swim pool, and a pool for toddlers and water deck. Community meeting rooms and a kitchen will also be available.

The Metro Sports Facility will be the next to open, in 2022. It is being built on the corner of Moorhouse Avenue and Antigua Street.

It will have a 10-lane 50-metre competition pool with spectator seating, a diving pool, leisure pools, five hydroslides, nine multipurpose indoor courts, group fitness rooms, a performance movement centre, an aquatic sensory space, and a high performance sports centre with facilities for coaching and training.

The third facility – the new community and recreational centre in Hornby – is scheduled to open in late 2022. It will have a lane pool, a learn-to-swim pool and multipurpose rooms, as well as a library and a customer service centre.

Cox adds “we are running two drop-in information sessions later this month where groups interested in using these facilities can learn more about what they will offer. If people would prefer to meet with us individually to discuss their needs we are also happy to do that.”

The drop-in information sessions will be held in the Level 1 Function Room of the Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, from 4.30pm to 6pm on Monday 19th October and from 4.30 to 6pm on Wednesday 28th October.

Image of Metro Sports Facility courtesy of Christchurch City Council 

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