Delbrook Community Recreation Centre


Out with the old.

The new Delbrook Community Recreation Centre replaces two of North Vancouver’s aging recreation facilities, consolidating the services of the old William Griffin and Delbrook facilities into one modern recreation centre. The project is constructed on the site of the old William Griffin Community Recreation Centre.

As Prime Consultant, HDR | CEI worked in concert with the District of North Vancouver, the North Vancouver Recreation Commission, and project managers Pivotal on the facility’s design. The facility was designed to incorporate significant sustainability features.

The site presented several challenges, including stream setback issues and the preservation of existing uses. Mosquito Creek, a salmon-bearing stream that flows through a treed area with walking trails, is located on the west side of the site. There is also an existing artificial turf field remained in operation during construction.

Program elements include:

– 25-metre, six lane pool plus leisure pool
– Racquet sport courts
– Fitness centre
– Gymnasium
– North Vancouver Recreation Commission offices
– Leased space
– Artificial turf field washrooms


Project Cost



84,500 sq ft


April 2017


Bill Woycik Outstanding Facility Award, 2018

Recreation Facilities Association of British Columbia

Award of Excellence, 2017

Advisory Design Panel, District of North Vancouver

Community Recognition Award, 2017



“The facility is a true gathering place where community members can actively participate, connect socially with others or just sit and enjoy the space. The features of the facility meet a broad range of community recreation and culture needs, spanning all age groups and abilities. All of these aspects contribute to improving the health and wellness of our community.”

Trish Holme

Delbrook Community Recreation Centre


District of North Vancouver


North Vancouver, BC


Recreation & Community