Here is a summary of the history of the Community Hall property and what the future looks like:
At one time the Hazeldell Community was a thriving club with dart nights and a baseball team.
The Hazeldell community has a median age of 40 years old and 60% of households with children, and an average income of $50,00-$70,000.
The Main hall is the former Midtown hall and was moved onto the property in 1981, with the Skate shack from Parkland Hall that dates prior to 1942. Another city building was put in the middle to join the two together and offer storage space.
The Community Club has seen several board members and facility operators over the years. I have operated the hall for the past 10 years (Carolyn Carleton).
Over that time we have had Clean up events, a Christmas gathering, Community Yard Sale, Outdoor Concert, and Community Watch meeting.
Our rentals consist of smaller gatherings for weekly meetings, dog training, baby and wedding showers, and family holiday meals.
Current state of the building: Immediately, the hall is in need to a new roof, repair to the structure and flooring in the main hall. Over the past three years we have had to replace a furnace and the pipes under the building have burst three times.
Here are a few stats concerning the playground program and outdoor rink, the numbers record attendance which generally relates to the same individuals participating multiple times.
Playground Program Attendance 2022
Alfred Jenkins Field House- 533
Crescent Acres- 849
Crescent Heights- 333
Ella Muzzy- 613
Lions Park- 339
Miller Hill- 479
West Hill- 577
We generally get 3-4 months of use from the outdoor and skate shack. The usage fluctuates based on weather and the overall maintenance of the rink. The rink attendants do the best they can with the fire hose and hot water to make it an enjoyable skating experience.
Year - Count
2016 - 292
2017 - 205
2018 - 88
2019 - 147
2020 - 189
2021 - 152
2022 - 195
2023 - 204
Community Club Board
President- Dustin Carleton
Vice-President- Jason Dunphy
Treasurer- Carolyn Carleton
Secretary- Kim Dunphy
Director- Desire Hoare
Facilities Manager- Carolyn Carleton
Facilities Manager- vacant
Facilities Manager responsibilities
What does the future look like?
The property has served its purpose over the past few decades. It is now time to look to the future and what that may look like for our community. It is time to dream, envision and have our say as to how the City of Prince Albert funds may be spend in our community. We will be hosting a community meeting at the hall on Sunday, April 23rd at 3:00pm.
The City has an annual budget of $150,000 to put towards playground/park improvements. For reference the new playground and splash park at Midtown Community Hall is budgeted at $650,000. Any funds over the $150,000 have to be raised through fundraising, sponsorships or grants.
As the current board steps down a new board is needed to move things forward, according to our bylaws a minimum of 5 board members are required.
Now it is time for the Hazeldell community to be creative and imagine what the space can be used for. It does not need to remain the same, think about what would be the best fit for the community? What would be the best use of tax dollars in our community? What does the City need that the space in Hazeldell can provide?
Please fill in the survey below prior to the meeting and we will be providing additional information and brainstorming at the community meeting.
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