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Henderson Pool Basin Replacement (D-13)

​​​​​​​​Current Status Complete
​Timeline Summer 2016
​Location Northwest corner of Henderson Lake Park​

About the Project

This project is the replacement of the Henderson Lake outdoor pool basin and mechanical systems, and the addition of new amenities.

The proposed basin would consist of a zero depth entry which will address accessibility concerns for the use of the facility. New circulation equipment (pumps and piping) will be installed, eliminating the leaking piping and improving the quality of the water and the efficiency of the facility.

The renovation would also provide added amenities to enhance the visitor experience to the facility. These include:

  • Spray toys
  • Slides
  • Tot area

The City of Lethbridge’s goal is to divert 95 per cent of waste materials from the landfill to be reused elsewhere.

Project Updates

July 2016 - with final touches nearing completion, Henderson Pool will reopen to the public on July 15th, and a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on July 28th.

June 2016 - Landscaping is underway; the change house is complete and the operators are starting the process of moving back in and unpacking; the final stages of assembling the amenities is taking place.  Once this is complete the pool will be filled and then all mechanical systems will be tested and staff will be trained.  An opening date will be announced on the front page of this website as soon as it is confirmed!

January 8, 2016 - Work on the admission building/change house continues.  Exterior work is expected to start up in March, weather permitting, with an anticipated mechanical start up at the end of May and annual school bookings to begin mid-June.  Public use will likely follow during the last week of June and a Grand Opening event in mid-July.

September 3, 2015 - Renovations and updates to the interior of the admission building/change house have started.

August 11, 2015 - The deep end foundation has been poured. Myrtha Pool installers from Seattle Washington USA are on site to start installing the frame work.

August 5, 2015 – The new Mechanical Room roof deck is being completed. This building will house all of the equipment that filtrates and treats the water, plus the pumps that circulate the water and is an important part of any aquatics facility. The pouring for the foundation of the pool has started.

June 5, 2015 – Piping from the Mechanical Room to the new pool is being installed.  There will be 30+ lines running out of the Mechanical Room.

May 29, 2015 – The foundation for the Mechanical Room has been done and the walls are being fitted for the piping to run out to all of the aquatics areas.

April 27, 2015 – A lot of excavation is taking place at the site.  Machinery is busy working removing dirty and old objects and items found in the dirt, from past renovations or construction on the site over the past 50 years.

April 20, 2015 – Work begins on the electrical system at the site, which involves moving existing transformers.  Some Henderson Park lights may be effected during this time.  Once this work is done, the washrooms will reopen for public use, in approximately 3-4 days.

March 12, 2015 - The contractor will be starting to move trailers and equipment on site over the next few weeks.

March 2, 2015 - City Council approve​d the construction tender and an amendment to the capital budget. Construction is expected to begin later this year with work being completed by spring 2016.

September 2, 2014 - Henderson pool project will be delayed one year after the tender came in over budget. City staff will seek ways to reduce the project’s overall cost.

May 13, 2014 - A Public Open House was held.  The following are from that presentation: 

Henderson Pool Presentation.pdf

Henderson Pool - Amenity Images Storyboard.pdf

Henderson Pool - Overall Concept Storyboard.pdf

May 2, 2014 - A Public Open House to share the design work will take place starting with a presentation at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13th in City Council Chambers. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions and view storyboards. Everyone and all ages are welcome to attend this Open House.

March 2014 - Demolition of the basin is complete. 

February 24, 2014 - City Councils approves the tender award for design work on this project to Group2 Architecture Interior Design Ltd.

January 17, 2014 - Contract for the demolition of the pool tank is being prepared. The demolition permit has been taken out. Utility locates have also been completed. Pool tank is scheduled for demolition as soon as the contracts are in place with demolition anticipated to​ be completed by March 31, 2014.

August 6, 2013 - City Council has approved the advancement of this project by 2 years.



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2015-09-08 - Pool Arrives - Pool Arrives.JPG2015-09-08 - Pool Arrives
2015-10-14 - Basin Pour - Basin Pour.JPG2015-10-14 - Basin Pour
2016-01-20 - New Block, Plumbing and Electrical - New Block, Plumbing and Electrical.JPG2016-01-20 - New Block, Plumbing and Electrical
2016-01-27 - New Block, Plumbing and Electrical - New Block, Plumbing and Electrical.jpg2016-01-27 - New Block, Plumbing and Electrical
2016-02-10 - Waterslide Set-up - Waterslide Set-up.jpg2016-02-10 - Waterslide Set-up
2016-02-12 - Slide Concrete Work - Slide Concrete Work.JPG2016-02-12 - Slide Concrete Work
2016-03-14 - Green Slide - Green Slide.jpg2016-03-14 - Green Slide
2016-03-14 - New Fence - New Fence.JPG2016-03-14 - New Fence
2016-04-27 - Play Structure - Play Structure.jpg2016-04-27 - Play Structure
2016-05-02 - Rotary Spray Park - Rotary Spray Park.jpg2016-05-02 - Rotary Spray Park
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Grant - MSI (Municipal Sustainability Initiative)​ ​$6,375,000
​Grant - Alberta Community Partnership $605,000​
​Grant - Federal Enabling Accessibility
​Grant - Federal Gas Tax Fund ​$400,000
​Community Groups ​$250,000
​City of Lethbridge ​$2,578,000
​Total Cost ​$10,258,000

Contact Information

Ashley Matthews
Project Manager
City of Lethbridge