The Health & RecPlex is a major recreational and wellness expansion to the University of Winnipeg’s Duckworth Centre at the heart of the downtown campus. This state of the art facility accommodates a multitude of sports such as soccer, flag football and track and field, as well as cultural and community events. The Health & RecPlex features a large multi-use artificialturf field, a four-lane rubberized sprint track, fitness studios, retractable batting cages, a multi-events room, student lounge space, and an underground parkade.
The Duckworth Centre was also renovated as part of the project to create a new health & healing based wellness centre which includes an expanded athletic therapy clinic, a multiprofessional clinic, food and beverage kiosks, a pharmacy and a medical supplies store.
The project was developed in close consultation with all University and community stakeholders. The vision emerging from this process was to create a facility that is equally open and appealing to the University Athletics & Kinesiology users, the surrounding local neighbourhoods, partnering organizations, and the broader community. Other major project goals included a focus on sustainability, campus integration and safety, and sensitivity to the surrounding community scale and character.