Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 9:45 AM

Outdoor Pools to Open July 2

Image of outdoor swimming pool at Bowring Park

Outdoor pools at Bannerman and Bowring Park will open on Friday, July 2, for lane, leisure and everyone welcome swims.

The splash pads at Kenmount Terrance Community Centre and Bannerman Park are now in operation. The splash pad at Bowring Park will open on July 2.

Depending on the size of the facility, swimming pool capacities in Alert Level 2 are 100  persons or less, including staff. Swimmers will be expected to stay within their bubble during a swim and keep a physical distance of at least 6 feet from others not in your bubble.

Children 12 years of age an under must always be accompanied by an adult supervisor (19+). To allow as many people as possible to access the pool during the day, patrons are asked to be prepared to get in and out of the water quickly and leave the site immediately after exiting the water.   

Washrooms are available at the outdoor swimming pools but there is no access to lockers or change-stalls at this time; designated spaces are available on the pool deck for personal belongings. Please do not bring valuables, staff are unable to hold belongings for you.

As per Public Pool Regulations, showers must be taken prior to getting in the water. Shower facilities are not available after swimming; please arrive dressed and ready to participate. 

Some equipment will be available at sites. Patrons may bring their own lifejackets, kickboards, flippers, hand-paddles and pull-buoys. Personal floats and inflatables are not permitted.

Accessible equipment is available including chair lifts. Staff will clean any accessible equipment after each use. Patrons who require assistance must wear a mask while less than 6 feet/2 metres from staff. Masks are to be removed once the swimmer enters the water.  

Please maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet/2 metres from lifeguard staff when possible. All lifeguards are rescue ready and willing to help you. If physical distancing cannot be maintained, lifeguards are trained to ensure everyone’s safety.

For full schedules, and complete rules for pools please visit the City’s website.