Cloverdale’s new rec centre opens

Near the foyer of the Cloverdale Recreation Centre.

Months of construction finally over, the new Cloverdale Recreation Centre welcomed its first visitors Monday morning, quietly opening for a few badminton games, lunch time workouts and other activities.

The $20-million facility is so new, scaffolding was still attached to one of the exterior walls before the weekend.

A peek inside revealed a gleaming foyer, spacious workout rooms and activity areas.

The new recreation centre at 6188 176 Street is home to three full-size gymnasiums, a large fitness and weight room, and multipurpose rooms for pre-school, seniors and youth spaces.

At 66,000-square-feet, the facility is similar in design to the city’s Guildford and South Surrey Recreation centres.

It’s open for drop-in gym sports, weight room, fitness classes, child-minding and spring break camps.

The Cloverdale Recreation Centre swings into full operation Monday, April 4, when the hours of operation will be from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

During the soft opening, operating hours (in effect to April 2) are Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, call 604-598-7960 during operating hours.