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Outdoor Pools

The outdoor pools are opening in May for the season. Check out our opening dates below. Schedules are subject to change during poor weather. For up-to-date information call 604-570-4000.

Central Park and Kensington pools open this weekend, May 20 & 21 from 1-5pm for public swim!
 

Central Park
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6110 Boundary Road |  Community Centre Map Icon  Map | Schedule

May 1-28
*Lap swim passes accepted only. 
Lap Swim | M-F | 11:30am-1pm
Rain or shine!

May 20-28
Public Swim | Sa, Su | 1-5pm

May 29-Jun 30
Public Swim | Sa | 1-5pm
Public Swim | Su | 2-5pm
Free Swim | Su | 12-1:30pm
Loonie Swim | M-F | 1-5pm

Jul 1-Aug 27
Public Swim | M-F, Sa | 1-5pm
Public Swim | Su | 2-5pm
Free Swim | Su | 12-1:30pm
Loonie Swim | M-F | 6-7:30pm

Aug 28-Sep 4
Public Swim | M-Su | 1-5pm

Please note, Central Park Pool may be closed due to competitions.

Kensington 
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700 Hammarskjold Drive |  Community Centre Map Icon  Map | Schedule

May 20-28
Public Swim | Sa, Su | 1-5pm

May 29-Jun 30
Public Swim | Sa | 1-5pm
Public Swim | Su | 2-5pm
Free Swim | Su | 12-1:30pm
Loonie Swim | M-F | 1-5pm

Jul 1-Aug 27
Public Swim | M-F | 1-5pm
Public Swim | Sa | 1-6pm
Public Swim | Su | 2-6pm
Free Swim | Su | 12-1:30pm
Loonie Swim | M-F | 6-7:30pm

Aug 28-Sep 4
Public Swim | M-Su | 1-5pm

MacPherson
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5485 Rumble Street |  Community Centre Map Icon  Map | Schedule

May 29-Jun 30
Public Swim | Sa | 1-5pm
Public Swim | Su | 2-5pm
Free Swim | Su | 12-1:30pm
Loonie Swim | M-F | 1-5pm

Jul 1-Aug 27
Public Swim | M-F | 1-5pm
Public Swim | Sa | 1-6pm
Public Swim | Su | 2-6pm
Free Swim | Su | 12-1:30pm
Loonie Swim | M-F | 6-7:30pm

July 7-Aug 18
MacPherson Moonlight Madness | 12-16 yrs
Fridays | 8:30-10:30pm

Aug 28-Sep 4
Public Swim | M-Su | 1-5pm

Robert Burnaby
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8175 Wedgewood Street |  Community Centre Map Icon  Map | Schedule

May 29-Jun 30
Public Swim | Sa | 1-5pm
Public Swim | Su | 2-5pm
Free Swim | Su | 12-1:30pm
Loonie Swim | M-F | 3-5pm

Jun 23-Aug 11
Friday Night at the Dive-in | 11-16 yrs
Fridays | 8-10pm

Jul 1-Aug 27
Public Swim | M-F | 1-5pm
Public Swim | Sa | 1-6pm
Public Swim | Su | 2-6pm
Free Swim | Su | 12-1:30pm
Loonie Swim | M-F | 6-7:30pm

Aug 28-Sep 4
Public Swim | M-Su | 1-5pm

Please note: The  sun-heated wading pools at Kensington, MacPherson and Robert Burnaby are only opened when a playground leader is on-site. 


Children's Admissions Policy

Children 7 years of age and younger, or less than 48 inches or 122 centimetres in height, must be accompanied in the water by a person 16 years of age or older and be within arm's reach of that person at all times. The ratio of children to accompanying persons must be no greater than 3 to 1.


Mermaid Tails in Pools

The City of Burnaby requires the completion of an on-site swimming demonstration before using a mermaid tail in aquatic facilities and pools. A certificate will be issued after all of the criteria has been met and must be shown each time the tail is used. This demonstration can be completed during any public swim. The criteria includes:

  1. Demonstrate a 25 metre swim without the mermaid tail competently;
  2. Demonstrate a 25 metre swim with the mermaid tail competently;
  3. Demonstrate they can roll over from front to back with the mermaid tail;
  4. Demonstrate a surface support for 1 minute with arms only without wearing the mermaid tail.

Note: Children using a mermaid tail must still be accompanied by adult at all times as per City of Burnaby’s pool rules.