Remington YMCA – Quarry Park Recreation Facility

Calgary AB, Canada


After completing programming exercises for four recreation facilities in the City of Calgary, Counsilman-Hunsaker was retained to provide design and engineering services for two new recreation centers for Quarry Park and Rocky Ridge.

The facilities were designed to serve the needs of both residents and employees from the surrounding communities. The center will act as a community hub to increase opportunities for community gatherings and social connections.

Photos courtesy of  Destroyer Photography




Pool Type

Indoor 25 Meter

Indoor Leisure

Project Type

Parks and Recreation


Project Service

Design Services


Completed 2016


GEC Architecture

Project Amenities

This 94,000 sq. ft. facility features sport and leisure amenities such as an aquatics center, a fitness center, running track, a gymnasium, daycare, and the Calgary Public Library.

The Remington YMCA is sustainably designed to reflect a uniquely Calgarian perspective. The site is the terminus for the existing storm water canal and has integrated sustainable storm water techniques including riparian vegetation and bio retention areas. The heat and power co-generation system, which produces electrical and thermal energy from natural gas, significantly reduces waste energy and greenhouse gas emissions, the operational cost of the facility, and the capital costs of a boiler capacity and backup generator. The use of timber throughout this LEED® Gold certified facility effectively sequesters carbon in the material reducing the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere.

370 square meter Competition Pool

Six 25-meter lap lanes

Rope swing

Stair entry

200 Square meter Leisure Pool

Interactive play structure

Water volleyball

Ramped entry

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