Wascana Centre Canada, Regina

Wascana Centre

Wascana Centre (formally established in 1962) is a 9.3 square kilometre (2,300 acre) park built around Wascana Lake in Regina, Saskatchewan. It brings together lands and buildings owned by the City of Regina, University of Regina, and Province of Saskatchewan, and contains government, recreational, cultural, educational and environmental facilities. Originally managed by a body called the Wascana Centre Authority, management of the park was transferred to the provincial government's Provincial Capital Commission in 2017.

It was designed by the Seattle architect Minoru Yamasaki — famous for design of the original World Trade Center in New York City — in tandem with his plans for the Regina Campus of the University of Saskatchewan. His stark modernist plan for the University, which was from the outset a matter of contention as to its suitability for the featureless Regina plain, is evident in the first three buildings of the campus, the laboratory, classroom and library buildings, but the laboratory and library buildings have been substantially altered and the original master plan for the campus has been revamped over time.