Summer is ready to begin, as Vancouver is reopening four outdoor pools and 10 spray parks.
The city announced Kitsilano, New Brighton and Second Beach pools will open July 13th, while Maple Grove pool will open once staff organize the online booking system.
The city will also staff nine Vancouver beaches with lifeguards, July 13th. Spray parks will open June 27th at the following parks:
- Harbour Green
- Prince Edward
Additionally, lifeguards will patrol and supervise swimming areas at these beaches:
- English Bay Beach
- Jericho Beach
- Kitsilano Beach
- Locarno Beach
- Spanish Banks East and West Beaches
- Sunset Beach
- Third Beach
- Trout Lake Beach
Lifeguards will be patrolling these areas between 11:30 am-8:30 pm every day through to September 7th.
The city is adding safety protocols for outdoor pools, due to the COVID-10 pandemic.
Swimmers must arrive “swim ready,” as change rooms will not be open and there will be physical distancing protocols in place. Washrooms will still be open.
Casual swimmers can book a 90-minute swim block, while lap swimmers can book a 45-minute period. There will then be a 30-minute buffer between swim periods, where staff will sanitize facilities and prepare for the next group.
Swimming goggles and towels will not be available for renting, while snorkels and kick boards will not be permitted.
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