New athletic fields are ready for use in Oakville


Published April 10, 2024 at 9:53 am


Athletics fields at the soon-to-be-completed Sixteen Mile Sports Complex are now open for use.

The new artificial turf fields will be used mostly for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey.

Two natural turf fields at the site are scheduled to open on May 17 followed by the opening of the cricket field on May 18.

Formerly known as North Park, the redesigned complex at 3170 Neyagawa Boulevard, the new complex will also include a community centre and a library branch which are expected to open next year.

A list of building updates issued by the Town of Oakville shows that pre-construction is now underway for the remaining sports park features such as volleyball, tennis, pickleball and basketball courts which are expected to be completed in the fall of 2025.

Here is what the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex will feature once complete:

  • A community park that includes two additional lit sports fields (one with artificial turf), cricket field, skateboard park, bike pump track, basketball courts, splash pad, children’s playground, a fieldhouse and washroom facility.
  • A multi-use community centre that will include aquatic facilities, fitness/active living centre, flexible multi-use space to accommodate seniors, youth and cultural programming and gymnasiums.
  • An Oakville Public Library branch that will have work and study spaces (including collaboration spaces), a creation and media zone, reading and conversation areas, children’s and teen spaces, flexible programming spaces as well as public computers and wi-fi.
  • Accessibility features include barrier-free parking and vehicle access close to accessible entrances and pathways and wayfinding that will be lit when it’s dark. Inside the community centre, all washrooms will have hands-free flush valves, faucets, soap dispensers and hand dryers and the pools will have accessible ramp entry.
  • Renewable energy technologies and green building standards have gone into the construction including net-zero carbon and low-energy designs.
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