The provincial and federal governments have announced $12 million in funding for a new recreation centre in Marystown.

The 3,035-square metre centre will house a swimming pool, multi-purpose meeting rooms, a gym and an indoor walking track.

The centre will serve all residents and communities around the Burin Peninsula.

The province has committed almost $9.8 million and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency has agreed to contribute more than $2.4 million.

Marystown will also contribute about $2.5 million to the project. 

The recreation centre is currently under construction and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2016.