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City Facilities and Programs Restart

Covid Restart

Recreation Centre Restart

As facilities and programs gradually restart, they will operate with reduced capacity and changes in programming to provide ample space for patrons to physically distance. Advance reservation is required; and drop-ins will no longer be available. Contact the facility where you want to participate:

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Explore our interactive map to see what facilities are open and what remains closed »

Burnaby Restarts Timeline 

In mid-March, all City of Burnaby recreation centres, arenas, libraries (including home library and accessible service), cultural facilities, and City-operated restaurants were closed. City Hall remains open (by appointment only), and all other City functions and services remain operational, including RCMP main detachment and local fire halls. 

Below is the general timeline for facility and program restarts in Burnaby. Detailed information will be included in the links below as it becomes available. 

May 1  Golf Courses: 18-hole and pitch & putts. Limited tee times and other services.
May 13  Outdoor Spaces: Parks and trails, playgrounds, outdoor fitness, playing fields (casual play only), baseball diamonds attached to sports fields (casual play only), tennis courts (casual play only), basketball courts (casual play only), sports courts (badminton, bocce, horseshoe, table tennis, tetherball, volleyball), outdoor tracks, skate parks, bike skills parks, disc golf and spray pads
June 1  Burnaby Public Library: eBooks and audio books, Paper Bag Pick-up, online resources and Home Library and Accessible Services.
June 22 Youth Centres (SummitSouth Central and Creekside) open with reduced services. Followed by Edmonds on June 29.
June 22 Registered outdoor programs (hiking, kayaking etc) start.
June 29  Be Active! Gym activities, fitness, weight/cardio and racquet sports as available at Bonsor, Cameron, EdmondsWillingdon and Eileen Dailly with reduced hours.
July 6  Make a Splash Outdoors! Outdoor pools at Robert Burnaby, Kensington, MacPherson open for public and lap swims as well as allotments. Central Park pool remains closed.
Week of July 13 

A limited selection of summer camps will be offered. Register by phone beginning June 30. View details.

Burnaby Art Gallery opens by appointment only. 

A limited selection of arts programs will be offered at the Shadbolt Centre

Week of July 13  Summer Fun for Kids! Wading pools open, view schedules.
July 13 Limited Library opening. 
July 15 Explore! Limited access to the exhibits at the Burnaby Village Museum.
Late July  Make a Splash! Come swim indoors at Edmonds, Eileen Dailly and CG Brown. Bonsor pool remains closed.

For Everyone’s Safety

The City of Burnaby is committed to protecting the health and safety of our staff and anyone who visits our facilities. Preventative measures and controls are in place and will continue to be used to minimize the risk related to the COVID-19 virus. A City of Burnaby Safety Plan has been developed with guidelines, procedures and protocols to ensure safe operations as the City continues to operate and reopen facilities during the pandemic. These include staff training, controls to limit access to facilities, adjustments to seating, physical barriers, and public education signage to ensure proper health screening and hygiene practices.

City of Burnaby Safety Plan »

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