Edmonds Community Centre and Fred Randall Pool


Part of the neighbourhood.

HDR | CEI began the design of the 95,000 square foot Edmonds Community Centre and Fred Randall Pool by actively involving key stakeholders in a significant public engagement effort. With the neighbourhood home to a growing proportion of new Canadians unfamiliar with the concept of a community centre, part of the preliminary information stage was to communicate the function of the facility and outline the public feedback process. The result of this targeted information-gathering stage is a diversified facility that meets the social, recreation and cultural needs of its end users.

The community centre features a 12,000 square foot twin gymnasium, fitness centre, community kitchen, active studio, multi-purpose rooms, senior’s lounge, youth room and a preschool playcare centre that features an indoor playground. The amenities continue into the Fred Randall Pool, which includes both a six-lane, 25-metre pool and a 15-metre warm-water leisure pool that features a lazy river, beach entry, and water toys that compliment the adjacent double-waterslide.

Project Cost



95,000 sq ft


June 2013

Sustainable Features

  • LEED Silver certified
  • White roof membrane minimizes heat island effect
  • Radiant heating
  • Displacement ventilation system in the gym
  • Rain gardens and bioswales collect stormwater runoff
  • Underground parking used instead of surface parking to limit heat absorption and preserve parkland


Distinction Award, Accessibility, 2015


Facility Excellence Award, 2015

BC Recreation and Parks Association

Silver Award, General Contractor ($15 Million to $40 Million), 2013

Vancouver Regional Construction Association Awards of Excellence

President’s Trade Award, 2013

Vancouver Regional Construction Association Awards of Excellence



"I was in the upper lobby one night and an older gentleman came along with a big smile on his face...out of the blue he said to me, 'Isn't this building amazing?' "

Wendy Scott, Assistant Director of Recreation (Retired), City of Burnaby


City of Burnaby


Burnaby, BC


Recreation & Community