Frequently Asked Questions Body Content Why is the Howden pool closed?The pool was closed in December 2015 to perform a comprehensive review of building components and systems, as part of the City’s ongoing building maintenance program. The review showed that the pool area requires significant repairs, along with other maintenance needed on other building components. The pool remains closed while the City considers a plan for next steps.Is the rest of the building open?Yes, the rest of the building is open and operating normally.Is Howden going to be renovated? Is it going to be torn down and replaced?No decisions have been made yet on Howden’s future. In June 2016, Council directed staff to continue to investigate options for the future of Howden Recreation Centre, and report back after the Parks and Recreation Master Plan is approved. What does the Parks and Recreation Master Plan have to do with Howden?Any future development at Howden must consider the other recreation centres in the area, desired programming and amenities, and the City’s overall goals for current and future facilities. The Parks and Recreation Master Plan is being developed to guide the delivery of parks, open space, recreation and sport facilities over the next 15 years. The Plan will offer important recommendations to inform decisions about Howden, and other recreation facilities.