Construction Soon Begins on New Wascana Pool Featuring Family-Friendly and Inclusive Amenities
The City of Regina is pleased to announce that construction of the new Wascana Pool will begin this June. When complete, the Wascana Pool project will offer residents of all ages exciting new ways to enjoy Wascana Park.
“The new Wascana Pool can be enjoyed by everyone and increase visitation to our crown-jewel, Wascana Park,” said Mayor Sandra Masters, “When it opens, one can expect to see a walk-in leisure pool, lap pool, hot tub, waterslides, lazy river, along with accessible washrooms and change rooms.”
Conveniently located right beside the new pool, a new accessible playground and spray pad will be developed with free access for everyone. Additionally, the Wascana Pool concession will be open to both pool users and those visiting the park.
The design of the new Wascana Pool was developed through extensive public engagement. The engagement process focused on understanding residents’ expectations for a new pool, preferred amenities, the overall user experience, and how the pool should fit within Wascana Park. The engagement process included several phases and obtained broad input from the general public and stakeholders, including current and future generations of pool users.
On Thursday, May 20, 2021 the Provincial Capital Commission (PCC) approved the detailed design for the new Wascana Pool. PCC approval ensures development in Wascana Park is undertaken with full consideration of the Wascana Centre Master Plan which guides the development of structures, infrastructure and landscapes throughout Wascana Centre, now and into the future. The PCC review takes place so residents are assured due process occurs when developments happen in Wascana Centre.
The City has awarded the tender to move forward with construction, which is expected to be completed for a first full season in 2023.
The Wascana Pool project has received significant funding from the provincial government’s Municipal Economic Enhancement Program (MEEP). MEEP funding will provide $12 million to the City of Regina to support this project. The intent of MEEP is to stimulate economic recovery and encourage local job creation.
For more information and to see more renderings, please visit Regina.ca/wascanapool.