The Vancouver Park Board is opening four outdoor pools, 10 spray parks, and staffing nine Vancouver beaches with lifeguards this Summer.
Outdoor aquatics are returning to #Vancouver July 13 with the reopening of 4 outdoor pools & the return of lifeguards to 9 beaches. 10 spray parks will begin opening June 27. Pools & lifeguards will operate with new, enhanced safety protocols. More info https://t.co/En2arGEC3t pic.twitter.com/GZUijLEWNJ
— Vancouver Park Board (@ParkBoard) June 22, 2020
Outdoor pools will reopen for a combination of designated lap swimming sessions and public swimming sessions.
However, people must arrive “swim ready,” as change rooms will not be open and physical distancing protocols will be in place at entrances and exits and throughout the pools’ facilities. Washrooms will remain open for users.
Casual swimmers can book a 90 minute swim block, while lap swimmers can book for a 45 minute swim period. There will be a 30 minute buffer between swim periods during which time the facilities will be sanitized and prepared for the next group. The pools will reopen with reduced maximum capacities, in alignment with new protocols around decreased bathing loads.
Admission to pools will be managed through a combination of an online reservation system and in-person drop-ins, all with contactless electronic payment. Leisure Access Pass holders will be provided with access to the reservation system. Park Board Flexi passes and cash will not be accepted.
Snorkels and kickboards will not be permitted and there will be no rentals of swimming goggles or towels.
Lifeguards and staff will complete ongoing spot cleans on all equipment, facilities, and high touch areas.
Last modified: July 26, 2020