Recreation Revitalized


A Renewal Plan for Brampton’s Community Centres

The city has developed a strategy to revitalize our older community centres, beginning with Balmoral, Howden and Chris Gibson Recreation Centres.
Highlights of the renewal strategy include:
  • Constructing a new Howden Community Centre
  • Expanding and renovating Balmoral Recreation Centre
  • Expanding Chris Gibson Recreation Centre, including twining the existing ice rink

Incorporating PRMP Recommendations

The Parks and Recreation Master Plan concluded 18 months of consultations with the public, stakeholders, partnering public agencies, City Council and staff.
The goal is to incorporate the following recommendations from the Master Plan into the renewal strategy for our older recreation centres:
  1. One-stop convenience to residents
  2. Flexible, multi-use, multi-generational, and multi-seasonal facilities
  3. Youth-Friendly, Age-Friendly, Sport-Friendly design principles
  4. Need for gymnasiums and large multi-purpose halls throughout the City of Brampton

Riverstone Golf and Country Club

​At this time the facility public opening dates are not available. While construction work is nearing completion, the property vendor is required to clear all change of use requirements which includes testing, review and sign off by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks prior to the closing of the acquisition of the property and the facility by the City. The property vendor is following the procedure and protocols as established by the Ministry. As information becomes available the City will update this web page, thank you for your patience. 

Victoria Park Arena

  • Formerly home to Junior Hockey and Lacrosse teams in Brampton, Victoria Park was shuttered in May 2016 due to a fire that destroyed the premises.
  • The Parks and Recreation Master Plan recommended that the City retain the Victoria Park Arena property for dry floor purposes to manage the demand for indoor program space.
  • The City is examining plans to build a new and slightly larger facility on the existing site to accommodate indoor sports and other programs.
  • Staff are currently working on finalizing design and determining a timeline for this project.

Chris Gibson Recreation Centre​

New Amenities will include:
  • Second ice pad
  • New gymnasium

Howden Recreation Centre

New Amenities will include:
  • Gymnasiums
  • Multi-purpose rooms

Balmoral Recreation Centre

New Amenities will include:
  • Multi-purpose rooms
  • Gymnasium
  • Splash Pad

Brampton Soccer Centre

Dome Turf Project
  • Two lit, FIFA-sized, artificial turf playing fields
  • One of the pitches will be augmented with an air-supported fabric structure (‘bubble’) to support winter play
  • Addition of a pavilion equipped with washrooms and changerooms
  • Associated park improvements to fencing and recreational trails

Update: Originally anticipated for completion in Fall 2019, staff have found technical considerations for this project to be more extensive than initially estimated. Enhancements to the outdoor sports fields and installation of the dome at the Brampton Soccer Centre will be ready and open to the public in Fall 2020.

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