City and YMCA to explore development of indoor pool, field house, multi-purpose space

The City of Fredericton is pleased to announce a partnership with the YMCA of Fredericton to explore the development of a new competitive indoor pool, field house and multi-purpose space for the region.

As part of the process, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be prepared to help address matters related to the design, location and programming for such a facility.  It will also need to deal with capital costs, funding options, and operating models. 

A timeline for this process has not been identified, but the parties are aware of the urgency of the matter.  The City and YMCA welcome other interested partners to join the process. 

Quotes:

“The City of Fredericton values the partnership we already have with the Fredericton YMCA and the vision they have for our community.  They are one of the biggest users of our gym time and already provide aquatic space.  This announcement continues our leadership role on this file.”

                --Deputy Mayor Kate Rogers

 

“The YMCA of Fredericton is very pleased to partner with the City of Fredericton to explore this development.  A project like this with a partner like the City of Fredericton aligns perfectly with our vision of building “Healthy People for Healthy Communities.”

                --CEO Jason Dickson

About the City of Fredericton

The City of Fredericton prides itself on being a smart, sustainable city offering a world-class business environment and balanced lifestyle with abundant recreational and cultural amenities.  Internationally and nationally recognized for municipal and community efforts, the City delivers more than 60 programs and services to residents and visitors alike, in a planned and financially responsible manner. Together with its community stakeholders, the City of Fredericton is working to be the most vibrant, small city in North America.  fredericton.ca

 

About the YMCA of Fredericton

The YMCA of Fredericton is a dynamic charity connecting with more than 50,000 people across the region to build healthy communities. Since 1858, the YMCA has been promoting positive values that build spirit, mind and body. YMCA services include Membership, Health and Wellness, Employment, Child Care, Day Camping, Global & Community Programs, Youth and Leadership Development.  fredericton.ymca.ca