Burnaby releases timeline to reopen city pools, gyms and more

The City of Burnaby will open more facilities and programs to the public in the coming weeks, with modifications as required to ensure safe enjoyment of a wider range of activities.

“We appreciate that residents are eager to see a reopening of our City’s programs, services and facilities,” said Mayor Mike Hurley, in a news release. “It is vital that we ensure our reopening is done in a safe way that does not undo the hard work our community and region has done to flatten the curve.” 

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“The City of Burnaby has developed a framework that guides our approach to reopening our facilities and services in stages, to protect the health and safety of staff and users at each facility,” said the release.

Below is the general timeline for upcoming openings in Burnaby. Specific details on what activities will be offered at each facility as well as information on outdoor programs and summer camps are currently not available. Detailed information will be available soon.

  • June 15: Spray pads begin to open
  • June 22: Youth Centres open with reduced services at Summit, South Central and Creekside. Followed by Edmonds on June 29. Registered outdoor programs (hiking, kayaking, tennis, etc.) will begin. Stay tuned for registration information.
  • Week of June 29: Gym activities, fitness, weight/cardio and racquet sports as available at Bonsor, Cameron, Edmonds, Willingdon and Eileen Dailly with reduced hours. 
  • Week of July: Outdoor pools at Robert Burnaby, Kensington and MacPherson open for public and lap swims and allotments (Central Park will remain closed.)
  • July 13: A limited selection of summer camps will be offered. Stay tuned for registration information. Wading pools open (schedule will be posted on website).
  • Early to mid-July: Arts and cultural facilities and programs at the Burnaby Art Gallery and Shadbolt Centre. Stay tuned for details.
  • Mid-July: Limited Library opening. 
  • July 15: Limited access to exhibits at the Burnaby Village Museum.
  • Late July: Indoor pools at Edmonds, Eileen Dailly and CG Brown for public and lap swims as well as allotments with reduced hours (Bonsor pool remains closed).

More detailed timelines will be released in the coming weeks as individual health and safety plans are developed for Burnaby facilities. For the latest updates on services and facilities affected by COVID-19, visit Burnaby.ca/covid19.

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