Following Surrey’s announcement to reopen outdoor amenities, the City of Coquitlam has announced that it will open a number of outdoor pools and spray pads starting this month.
Nine spray parks will open on June 15, including those at Blue Mountain Park, Burns Park, Cottonwood Park, Galloway Park, Mackin Park, Norm Staff Park, Panorama Park, Rochester Park, and Town Centre Park.
The health measures for spray parks will be similar to those of playgrounds. Both parents and their children will be expected to follow COVID-19 safety measures.
Anyone who is sick is asked to not enter a playground or spray park and physical distancing is encouraged. Children are also reminded to clean their hands before and after using the equipment.
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Two of Coquitlam’s four outdoor pools will also open on June 26. Eagle Ridge and Spani outdoor pools will open from 9 am to 4:30 pm, with specified times for lap and leisure swimming.
Visitors who wish to use the outdoor pool will need to book times online within 24 hours of their desired timeslot. The admission fee of $2 per person must be paid online.
In addition, change rooms will be closed and swimmers will be expected to wear their swimsuits to and from the pool. They will also need to arrive five to 10 minutes before their scheduled time, confirm their registration, rinse off, and enter the pool.
The dive boards will not be open and users will be asked to leave quickly so that staff can clean the pools before additional groups arrive.
The City of Surrey also announced that a number of city-owned spray parks, outdoor pools, and beaches would be reopening across the month of June.