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Summer Fun for Kids in Burnaby as Outdoors Pools and Summer Camps Open

Children and youth can stay active and have fun this summer at many of Burnaby’s parks and recreation facilities, as the city prepares to open outdoor pools and offer a select range of camps.

“We are excited to provide opportunities for children and youth to keep busy in the warm weather,” said Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley. ”Our camps are designed to make sure everyone stays healthy and safe while enjoying the City’s facilities.”

Beginning July 6, the Robert Burnaby, Kensington and MacPherson outdoor pools will be open for public and lap swims. Central Park Outdoor Pool will remain closed. To allow for physical distancing, swimmers must reserve a spot in advance by booking online through burnaby.ca/outdoorpools or by phoning a recreation centre. Reservations can be made up to seven days in advance. Sorry, no drop-ins.

Other things to note:

  • Change room and washroom access will be limited, so come in your swim gear and leave valuables at home.
  • Lockers, cubbies and water fountains will not be available.
  • Bring your own water bottle and any other necessary gear.
  • Pools will have a limited supply of clean PFDs.
  • All patrons must shower in the outdoor shower before entering the pool.

For children looking to cool off, the City’s wading pools will open the week of July 13. As space is limited due to physical distancing, we ask that people limit their visit to 30 minutes when others are waiting. Also, do not bring personal items such as toys, food and drinks. Wading pool schedules are available at burnaby.ca/wadingpools. All Burnaby spray pads with the exception of Confederation Park and Edmonds are currently open.

Camps for Children and Youth

Beginning the week of July 13, the City will offer summer camps for children ages six (turning seven by Dec. 31, 2020) to 11 years old. These day camps, running at Bill Copeland Sports Centre, Charles Rummel Centre, Kensington Complex, and Bonsor, Edmonds and Wesburn community centres, will include games, crafts, fine arts and adventure. For the health and safety of all participants, camps will be limited to smaller group sizes and outdoor activities. Advance phone registration is required. Learn more at burnaby.ca/camps.

New safety procedures are in place at all of our recreation facilities and pools to ensure the health and safety of patrons and staff. We remind all visitors to maintain two metres physical distance and to stay home if sick.

For more information, please contact:
communications@burnaby.ca

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