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Building Hours

Monday-Friday: 5:30am - 10:30pm
Saturday 6:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 10:30pm

Closed: Canada Day, Labour Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day

*Patrons must be exited from the Athletic Facilities; lockers rooms and building 30 min. after closing

An Overview

In 1982 the Dartmouth Sportsplex was built to primarily offer residents in Dartmouth an ice surface and a swimming pool. Over the past 30 years the needs of our community have dramatically changed and the Dartmouth Sportsplex now fails to offer the community the type of facility, services, or experience demanded by its customers & potential users.

In a recent independent study by Asbell Management Innovation, the following points were clearly identified:

  • The community wants and needs access to a gymnasium
  • Youth need access to more recreation and fitness opportunities
  • Some segments of the community are unable to access the Sportsplex and options access for everyone needs to be a priority
  • Program and service areas need to be expanded and enhanced
  • More dedicated program spaces are required

Without the above features, the Dartmouth Sportsplex is unable to successfully address critical health issues such as:

  • youth inactivity and obesity
  • active & fit lifestyles in youth & adults
  • quality, active family time
  • persons needing focus on preventative health goals such as post cardiac recovery or diabetes management
  • older adult activities
  • community outreach

While the Sportsplex is not always able to offer the type of programs and services demanded by its customers, the facility has been fortunate through non-profit fundraising activities, along with municipal, provincial, & federal government programs to maintain and in some cases, even enhance its infrastructure.

Along with a long term commitment to 'green operations', we are a leader in Nova Scotia in heat recovery and one of the few pools in Atlantic Canada to offer ulta violet (UV) water treatment for greatly improved water & air quality to our facility users.

We also host modern mechanical systems such as:

  • renovated ice plant
  • dehumidification systems
  • dual fuel boilers
  • natural gas ice resurface

A proud history of cost recovery aside, our outdated and now sub-standard program and service areas, coupled with significant increase in utility costs and minimum wage, along with a challenging economy, means that it is no longer able to cover its operating costs and is going to, year over year, require increasing Municipal support to operate.  Without a significant investment there is simply no way for the Dartmouth Sportsplex to halt this decline.  Considering the excellent state of the facilities infrastructure a renewal and revitalization of the program and service areas only makes good common sense.

Without a renewed and revitalized facility, the Dartmouth Sportsplex will not be able to meet the changing need of the community.  Without re-investment, the Sportsplex will continue to decline with regard to the quality of the facility, its ability to host the programs, services and events demanded by the community, and the ability do so in a manner that minimizes the financial drain on HRM.
 

feedback@dartmouthsportsplex.com


The future of the Dartmouth Sportsplex

Focus on children and youth:

Childhood obesity and inactivity are growing problems in our community.  We need to create an experience that youth want to participate in.

  • A gymnasium, a specialized youth fitness centre, a rock climbing wall and a new youth attraction in the swimming pool are all key to creating youth centric experiences.

The importance of community access:

Community access is a priority for the Dartmouth Sportsplex. 

  1. Programs such as our partnerships with HRSB, HRM Kids, service providers such as the Nova Scotia Hospital or the  IWK residential program for youth, and our ongoing work with the East Division Community Policing Office are great examples of the Sportsplex reaching out into the community. 
  2. There is much more than can be done with a renewed and revitalized facility and we are committed to providing services to everyone.

Sports and opportunities for recreational play and basic learn to programming

Currently people and their families often must go over to peninsular Halifax or Clayton Park to access sport and recreational programs and facilities for such things as badminton, volleyball or basketball.

  1. Children, youth and families need these types of recreation opportunities in their own community. 
  2. Residents want to enjoy general play and basic learn-to-play instruction in basketball, volleyball, badminton and many other programs. 
  3. Combine a gymnasium with our arena, swimming pools and fitness centre and you have a true Sportsplex … able to provide hours of fun, recreation and skill development for all members in our community.

Health & Fitness

We know long term success is greatly enhanced with a diverse menu of programming options. WIth an enhanced & revitalized fitness centre, we've provided a full family opportunity to take part in active lifestyle choices. We believe that with this diversity we'll be able to provide something for everyone, new opportunities to explore, and options for all ages to be healthy & active throughout their lifetime. Our comprehensive fitness options will include:

  1. Renovated fitness centre
  2. Youth Fitness Centre
  3. Dedicated studio space for programs
  4. In-ground, accessible adult only whirlpool in the existing pool area.
  5. Rock climbing wall
  6. A gymnasium with intra-mural style play, free play, and 'learn-to-play' opportunities.
  7. And our recently renovated indoor track

 feedback@dartmouthsportsplex.com


Please click any image to enlarge.

The grey shaded area near the top is the proposed location for the new Metro Transit Bus Terminal. By taking over the existing Metro Transit Terminal, the loss of parking spaces throughout the revitalization would be minimal.

 

The darker shaded blue areas of the facility are the areas that would undergo the most significant changes: along the Wyse Rd facing side of the facility the building would punch out to near the sidewalk and potentiallOverhead view of loty house the new 2 story cardio & weight centre with a view towards Halifax and up the harbour; the pool would extend slightly further out onto the front lawn to allow for an in-ground therapeutic hot tub, along with an added pool attraction such as a Flow-Rider or something similar; and finally the shaded blue area in the rear of the building would allow for construction of a gymnasium for intra-mural style sports such as basketball, badminton & free play, and an more enhanced gymnastics program for youth. It also allows for potential tournament play in such sports.

 

Facility interior - lower level

Facility Interior: Lower Level
  • Existing pool
  • Existing arena
  • Cardio & weight room - relocated to front of the building facing Wyse Rd.
  • Gymnasium - located where weight/cardio centre currently reside with climbing wall
  • Pool area - therapeutic hot tub & added attraction built onto front lawn area
  • Lower level lounge area with access to climbing wall.

 

 

Facility overview - Upper Level

Facility Interior - Second Level
  • Existing arena
  • Existing pool
  • Surrounding gymnasium: program space, relocated administration, & information
  • Public lobby, open to area below
  • Dedicated spinning studio adjacent to cardio centre
  • Dedicated fitness class space
 
 
Parking Lot Plan
Parking Lot Plan                                                                                                                                                                
 
 
Phase Implementation:

Phase Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


"I have questions? I have feedback. What should I do?"

To particpate in an ongoing dialogue regarding the renewal & revitalization process, please follow us at www.dartmouthsportsplex.wordpress.com . The opportunity to provide live comments exists, however, please be advised that any comments deemed offensive, rude, or inappropriate will be removed.

As well, any feedback, comments, questions, or concerns, please feel free to contact our General Manager: Max Chauvin at feedback@dartmouthsportsplex.com.

Also, letters can be mailed in to:

Dartmouth Sportsplex
attn: Max Chauvin
110 Wyse Rd
Dartmouth, NS
B3A 1M2

or faxed to: (902) 464-2902

And Max can also be reached by phone: 464-2600, ext. 304.

We hope you take the opportunity to read through everything and share your thoughts with us.

We look forward to your feedback & comments, and, as inquiries & comments come in, will be posting them for our users & community to see.

An Overview

In 1982 the Dartmouth Sportsplex was built to primarily offer residents in Dartmouth an ice surface and a swimming pool. Over the past 30 years the needs of our community have dramatically changed and the Dartmouth Sportsplex now fails to offer the community the type of facility, services, or experience demanded by its customers & potential users.

In a recent independent study by Asbell Management Innovation, the following points were clearly identified:

  • The community wants and needs access to a gymnasium
  • Youth need access to more recreation and fitness opportunities
  • Some segments of the community are unable to access the Sportsplex and options access for everyone needs to be a priority
  • Program and service areas need to be expanded and enhanced
  • More dedicated program spaces are required

Without the above features, the Dartmouth Sportsplex is unable to successfully address critical health issues such as:

  • youth inactivity and obesity
  • active & fit lifestyles in youth & adults
  • quality, active family time
  • persons needing focus on preventative health goals such as post cardiac recovery or diabetes management
  • older adult activities
  • community outreach

While the Sportsplex is not always able to offer the type of programs and services demanded by its customers, the facility has been fortunate through non-profit fundraising activities, along with municipal, provincial, & federal government programs to maintain and in some cases, even enhance its infrastructure.

Along with a long term commitment to 'green operations', we are a leader in Nova Scotia in heat recovery and one of the few pools in Atlantic Canada to offer ulta violet (UV) water treatment for greatly improved water & air quality to our facility users.

We also host modern mechanical systems such as:

  • renovated ice plant
  • dehumidification systems
  • dual fuel boilers
  • natural gas ice resurface

A proud history of cost recovery aside, our outdated and now sub-standard program and service areas, coupled with significant increase in utility costs and minimum wage, along with a challenging economy, means that it is no longer able to cover its operating costs and is going to, year over year, require increasing Municipal support to operate.  Without a significant investment there is simply no way for the Dartmouth Sportsplex to halt this decline.  Considering the excellent state of the facilities infrastructure a renewal and revitalization of the program and service areas only makes good common sense.

Without a renewed and revitalized facility, the Dartmouth Sportsplex will not be able to meet the changing need of the community.  Without re-investment, the Sportsplex will continue to decline with regard to the quality of the facility, its ability to host the programs, services and events demanded by the community, and the ability do so in a manner that minimizes the financial drain on HRM.
 

feedback@dartmouthsportsplex.com


The future of the Dartmouth Sportsplex

Focus on children and youth:

Childhood obesity and inactivity are growing problems in our community.  We need to create an experience that youth want to participate in.

  • A gymnasium, a specialized youth fitness centre, a rock climbing wall and a new youth attraction in the swimming pool are all key to creating youth centric experiences.

The importance of community access:

Community access is a priority for the Dartmouth Sportsplex. 

  1. Programs such as our partnerships with HRSB, HRM Kids, service providers such as the Nova Scotia Hospital or the  IWK residential program for youth, and our ongoing work with the East Division Community Policing Office are great examples of the Sportsplex reaching out into the community. 
  2. There is much more than can be done with a renewed and revitalized facility and we are committed to providing services to everyone.

Sports and opportunities for recreational play and basic learn to programming

Currently people and their families often must go over to peninsular Halifax or Clayton Park to access sport and recreational programs and facilities for such things as badminton, volleyball or basketball.

  1. Children, youth and families need these types of recreation opportunities in their own community. 
  2. Residents want to enjoy general play and basic learn-to-play instruction in basketball, volleyball, badminton and many other programs. 
  3. Combine a gymnasium with our arena, swimming pools and fitness centre and you have a true Sportsplex … able to provide hours of fun, recreation and skill development for all members in our community.

Health & Fitness

We know long term success is greatly enhanced with a diverse menu of programming options. WIth an enhanced & revitalized fitness centre, we've provided a full family opportunity to take part in active lifestyle choices. We believe that with this diversity we'll be able to provide something for everyone, new opportunities to explore, and options for all ages to be healthy & active throughout their lifetime. Our comprehensive fitness options will include:

  1. Renovated fitness centre
  2. Youth Fitness Centre
  3. Dedicated studio space for programs
  4. In-ground, accessible adult only whirlpool in the existing pool area.
  5. Rock climbing wall
  6. A gymnasium with intra-mural style play, free play, and 'learn-to-play' opportunities.
  7. And our recently renovated indoor track

 feedback@dartmouthsportsplex.com


Please click any image to enlarge.

The grey shaded area near the top is the proposed location for the new Metro Transit Bus Terminal. By taking over the existing Metro Transit Terminal, the loss of parking spaces throughout the revitalization would be minimal.

 

The darker shaded blue areas of the facility are the areas that would undergo the most significant changes: along the Wyse Rd facing side of the facility the building would punch out to near the sidewalk and potentiallOverhead view of loty house the new 2 story cardio & weight centre with a view towards Halifax and up the harbour; the pool would extend slightly further out onto the front lawn to allow for an in-ground therapeutic hot tub, along with an added pool attraction such as a Flow-Rider or something similar; and finally the shaded blue area in the rear of the building would allow for construction of a gymnasium for intra-mural style sports such as basketball, badminton & free play, and an more enhanced gymnastics program for youth. It also allows for potential tournament play in such sports.

 

Facility interior - lower level

Facility Interior: Lower Level
  • Existing pool
  • Existing arena
  • Cardio & weight room - relocated to front of the building facing Wyse Rd.
  • Gymnasium - located where weight/cardio centre currently reside with climbing wall
  • Pool area - therapeutic hot tub & added attraction built onto front lawn area
  • Lower level lounge area with access to climbing wall.

 

 

Facility overview - Upper Level

Facility Interior - Second Level
  • Existing arena
  • Existing pool
  • Surrounding gymnasium: program space, relocated administration, & information
  • Public lobby, open to area below
  • Dedicated spinning studio adjacent to cardio centre
  • Dedicated fitness class space
 
 
Parking Lot Plan
Parking Lot Plan                                                                                                                                                                
 
 
Phase Implementation:

Phase Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


"I have questions? I have feedback. What should I do?"

To particpate in an ongoing dialogue regarding the renewal & revitalization process, please follow us at www.dartmouthsportsplex.wordpress.com . The opportunity to provide live comments exists, however, please be advised that any comments deemed offensive, rude, or inappropriate will be removed.

As well, any feedback, comments, questions, or concerns, please feel free to contact our General Manager: Max Chauvin at feedback@dartmouthsportsplex.com.

Also, letters can be mailed in to:

Dartmouth Sportsplex
attn: Max Chauvin
110 Wyse Rd
Dartmouth, NS
B3A 1M2

or faxed to: (902) 464-2902

And Max can also be reached by phone: 464-2600, ext. 304.

We hope you take the opportunity to read through everything and share your thoughts with us.

We look forward to your feedback & comments, and, as inquiries & comments come in, will be posting them for our users & community to see.

Building Hours - July 2 to Aug. 31
Mon.-Fri. 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Building Hours - Sept. to June
Mon.-Fri. 5:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
 
Closed: Canada Day, Labour Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day
Patrons must be exited from Athletic facilities; locker rooms and building, 30 min. after closing.