Riverview rec centre construction set for October

Construction crews are set to break ground in October for a new recreation centre in Riverview, aimed at providing active recreation zones and gathering spaces for events and celebrations.

In a news release, the Government of New Brunswick said it’s collaborating with federal and municipal partners to make the centre a reality. The province is investing $6 million while Ottawa will provide $19,980,000.

The Town of Riverview is contributing $13,980,050, for a total combined investment of $39.9 million.

“The Town of Riverview and surrounding communities have been working to make this project a reality for several years and it is great to see there will finally be shovels in the ground with today’s announcement,” said Health Minister Bruce Fitch in a news release.

“Our community is growing and improving recreation infrastructure will promote an active and healthy lifestyle for the residents of Riverview and the entire region.”

Officials say the complex, which offers features for accessibility, plans to offer active recreation zones and gathering spaces for community activities, special events and cultural celebrations.

It will also feature two pools, a 200-metre padded walking track, a field house and multi-purpose spaces.

Construction is expected to begin this October, the province said.

“Residents of Riverview have been waiting for this project to come to life for a long time now. I am glad to see that we are finally at the finish line,” said Ginette Petitpas Taylor, the member of parliament for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe.

“The new Riverview Recreation Complex will be perfectly positioned to attract young families and create a sense of togetherness.”