Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 4:45 PM

Last Weekend for Outdoor Pools

Bowring Park pool view from the diving board

The City of St. John’s offers free swimming at the outdoor pools in Bowring Park and Bannerman Park during the busiest, and often warmest, weeks of the year. The last day of operation this summer for both of these outdoor pools is Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. 
The splash pads at Bowring Park, Bannerman Park and the Kenmount Terrace Community Centre are an alternative to cool down during any remaining hot weather days. Each of these splash pads are operational during the summer from 9 a.m. to dusk, and the last day of operation in 2019 is on Labour Day Monday, Sept. 2.
The City’s outdoor pools are opened for the weeks we are likely to receive the highest overall attendance. We’ve tracked attendance throughout the years and have noted that as summer comes to an end and families and students prepare to go back to school, we have lower attendance at our pools.
All City pools are staffed by certified lifeguards. When our outdoor pools are operational the number of lifeguards we require more than doubles. Many of our lifeguard staff are post-secondary students, some attending institutions outside of the province, and have to prepare to return to school before the Labour Day weekend.
Indoor pools are located at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre, 35 Carrick Drive, and the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre, 40 Mundy Pond Road – check the swim schedules on our website.