The Kiwanis Aquatics Centre and Grantham branch of the St. Catharines Public Library, to be constructed at Lester B. Pearson Park at Carlton Street and Niagara Street, is the first municipal facility in the City to follow the Canada Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program and will meet a minimum of LEED Silver certification. The centre will be approximately 48,000 square feet with 7,000 square feet allocated to the library.
The aquatics centre will feature a double pool design to accommodate the needs of aquatics participants of all ages and abilities. A 25-metre, eight-lane, rectangular lap pool with ramp entry and built-in poolside bleachers will accommodate lane swimming, recreational swimming and lessons for intermediate to advanced swimmers.
An irregular-shaped leisure pool with spray features and a small child slide will be set to warmer temperatures and accommodate the needs of senior citizens, children and family recreational activity, therapeutic classes and lessons for children and infants.