New Recreation Facility

The City of Dawson is hoping to undertake the building of a new recreation facility in the next few years. Our current recreation facility, the Art and Margaret Fry Rec Centre, has severe structural issues, which are threatening its future.  The City of Dawson, along with Yukon Government are currently in the planning stages for a new facility. As of now, the location, design and features of this facility are still up for discussion and public engagement. The goal of this planning is to create a shovel-ready project as soon as possible, that meets needs of the community, and allows us to begin construction within the next few years.

Public Engagement
We will be hosting public engagement for this project through various channels - March 7 to March 19

We encourage everyone to watch the presentation (see below), and then answer the survey

Public Engagement Sessions @ Council Chambers & via Zoom
Public meetings, featuring presentations and discussion on this project will be held in-person and via zoom:
Sunday, March 7 - 2pm
Monday, March 8 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, March 9 - 7:00pm

To attend in-person, please RSVP via - Capacity is limited to 15 people per session

To attend via Zoom -
Meeting ID# 962 044 7955 (same ID for all three sessions)

Presentations will be recorded and hosted on this page following the completion of the first session.

See presentation here

Surveys / Feedback
Once you have taken a look at the concept drawings or watched the presentation above, please fill out the survey below:

Public will be invited to give input via surveys between March 7-March 19.
Large displays will be hung at City Hall as well as at the Art and Margaret Fry Rec Centre following the first session.

Surveys will be available online here, and hard copies will be available at City of Dawson Fitness Centre, Arena and City Hall.

Additional feedback can be given to:

Background Information

We are looking at two possible locations for the future recreation facility:

1. Block Q, Ladue Estates - current location of the Gold Rush Campground RV Park
2.Base of the Dome Road - across from Crocus Bluff Park and C4 Subdivision

Geo-technical studies have been done for both locations:
Gold Rush Campground Geo-Technical Survey information can be found here.
Dome Road Geo-Technical Study information can be found here.

Environmental studies have also been done, but are pending review.

Feasibility Study
A feasibility study for both locations was completed in the winter of 2020-21. The goal of this study was to create examples of what was possible at both locations, with attention given to the overall cost of building and operating various facilities in these locations.

Draft feasibility study can be found here.