Residents invited to learn more about new community centre, library, and park
Mon, 07 Mar 2022
Join us for a virtual open house session on March 22 and 30
The Town of Oakville is excited to share the latest conceptual design plans for the future Sixteen Mile community centre, library, and park, expected to open in north Oakville in 2024. In a newly released video showcasing the state-of-the-art recreation and culture facility, library, and community park, residents can learn more about the facility features and amenities including its unique and flexible multi-use indoor and outdoor spaces.
Residents are invited to share their program ideas to help bring Oakville’s newest recreation and culture complex to life. Virtual open house information sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 6 p.m. or Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 12 p.m.
A project overview will be shared at the start of each meeting followed by smaller breakout rooms listed below to discuss program options and suggestions with Recreation and Culture, Parks and Open Space, and Oakville Public Library staff:
- Breakout Room 1A: Parks (Learn more about what is planned for the park)
- Breakout Room 1B: Aquatics centre and programs
- Breakout Room 1C: Community programs – seniors, adult, and culture
- Breakout Room 2A: Fitness, sports leagues, and gymnasium programs
- Breakout Room 2B: Child and youth programs, including day camps
- Breakout Room 2C: Library programs and services
Please pre-register for one or both of the virtual meetings offered by emailing email@example.com or calling 905-815-2000 and indicate which breakout room(s) you would like to join. Please note, discussions in Breakout Rooms 1A-1C occur at the same time, followed by discussions in Breakout Rooms 2A-2C, which occur at the same time. Once registration is complete, you will receive an email meeting invitation providing you with the link to join the information session on the date(s) you have chosen. If you have questions, please submit them when you are pre-registering or ahead of the meeting by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Council and I are so excited to share plans for Oakville’s newest recreation and culture complex, opening in 2024. We remain committed to delivering the programs, services, and facilities you need to live, play, work, and support your family. I hope you’ll participate in the upcoming virtual open house information sessions and share your ideas on program options that support the community’s active and creative interests.”
Mayor Rob Burton
- At the May 25, 2021 Council Meeting, Council received staff report Advancing Community Infrastructure – Implementation Plan. Among the recommendations approved within the report was that the 2021 capital budget be amended to advance funding to complete a detail design of the North Park area and the co-location of a library and community centre that would be an addition to the existing Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.
- The opening of the park is being planned for 2023 while the opening of community centre and library are planned for 2024.
- The new community centre, library, and community park features:
- Outdoor amenities – two additional lit sports fields (one with artificial turf), cricket pitch, skateboard park, bike pump track, basketball courts, splash pad, children’s playground, a fieldhouse and washroom facility.
- Community centre - a multi-use community centre, approximately 55,000-60,000 square feet, is projected to include aquatic facilities, fitness/active living centre, flexible multi-use space to accommodate seniors, youth and cultural programming and gymnasiums.
- Oakville Public Library branch - the branch will consist of many popular features including work and study spaces (including collaboration spaces), a creation and media zone, reading and conversation areas, children’s and teen spaces, flexible programming spaces as well as public computers / Wi-Fi.
- Check out this feature video for a sneak peek of what residents can expect at the Sixteen Mile community centre, library, and park.
- Learn more by visiting the North Park Development page.