South Cariboo Recreation Centre Property Site Planning
The South Cariboo Recreation Centre property is owned by the Cariboo Regional District. The South Cariboo Recreation Centre Property Site Plan was created in 2012 by Catherine Berris Associates Inc. This document reports that due to high level of community support, an aquatic facility was included in a recreation plan at the South Cariboo Recreation Centre site, that it is good recreation practice to combine recreation facilities, and that an aquatic facility would be ideally situated east of the arena and curling rink.
During a Stakeholder Workshop on October 2, 2011, it was determined by vote that an aquatic facility was the highest priority for new facilities on the South Cariboo Recreation Centre property. It was hoped that an aquatic facility could be accessed by entry from the north and south in order to utilize the parking created to the south of the Recreation Centre.
The site plan contained 4 options for the South Cariboo Recreation Centre, all of which included an aquatic facility. The four design options included:
- 124 parking spaces for aquatic facility use, as per the requirements determined by the District of 100 Mile House; and
- Relocating the Agriplex and rodeo grounds; however, they remain in the current location until funding becomes available for the construction of an aquatic facility.
Current Use of the Agriplex and Rodeo Grounds
The Agriplex is used throughout the week by 3 or more user groups. Some user groups include: Equestrian, archery, dog training, and private events.
The Rodeo grounds are utilized by the 100 Mile District Outriders. The Outriders had 40-50 members in 2018 . The grounds are used year round, and some events on the grounds include: the ‘Little Britches’ show, a Rodeo, several clinics, gymkhanas and other functions throughout the year.
Relocation Options for the Agriplex and Rodeo Grounds
According to the South Cariboo Recreation Centre Property Site Planning, there are 3 options for relocation of the Agriplex and the rodeo grounds:
- Option 1: Elsewhere, finding an alternate location for the Agriplex and rodeo grounds;
- Option 2 & 3: Relocating the Agriplex south-west of the men’s ballfields with the rodeo west of it;
- Option 4: Relocating the Agriplex and rodeo grounds on the land owned by the District of 100 Mile House (South of the Recreation Centre, west of the PSO high school).
The land owned by the District of 100 Mile House has a covenant indicating that the land must be used for recreation. Most of the land has been cleared but the site does not have access to utilities (power, water, or sewer). These services will be provided to the property by the District of 100 Mile House when they are needed (Catherine Berris Associates Inc., 2012).