DELTA, B.C. — Athletes in Delta will soon have new facilities to run, jump and throw on.
The North Delta Track and Field Facility announced it has received more than $5.8 million in cost-share funding from the federal and provincial governments through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program – Community, Culture and Recreation Program.
“The North Delta Track and Field Facility will be a tremendous community asset, supporting everyone from high level athletes to those looking for community recreation opportunities,” said Delta Mayor George Harvie in a press release. “I want to thank the Delta School District for partnering with us on this project and the provincial and federal fovernments for recognizing the incredible value of this facility through their financial investment. I appreciate working with our MP, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, and the MLA for Delta North, Ravi Kahlon to procure funding that really benefits the community of Delta.”
The North Delta Track and Field Facility will be designed to achieve World Athletics compliancy, the first of its kind in the city.
This will allow track and field athletes to train locally while supporting the broader community with the addition of new community recreation opportunities.
The new facility includes:
- An eight-lane synthetic track
- A steeplechase water jump
- Facilities for field events such as hammer and discus throw, pole vault, high jump, long jump, triple jump, javelin and shot put
- Specific elements to accommodate para-athletes and ensure there are no barriers for people with mobility challenges
- A separated perimeter walkway for walking and jogging even during use of the track and field facility
- A full-size soccer field
- Two tennis/eight pickleball courts
- Additional parking including electric vehicle charging stations
- Lighting for the field, track and walkways
- A field house with a change room, washrooms and meeting space
The main components of the North Delta Track and Field Facility are currently being built and are expected to wrap up this fall. The field house is planned for construction in spring 2021.