Residents continue to positively embrace the easy, single pass option to accessing Vancouver recreation facilities.
Over 40,000 residents have now signed up for the Park Board’s OneCard since it was launched in July. People of all ages are getting active and enjoying universal access to recreation in Vancouver with the new system-wide pass.
“It’s great to see thousands of local residents benefiting from the OneCard, Park Board’s passport to recreation,” said Commissioner Niki Sharma. “People are experiencing Vancouver’s top notch recreation facilities with the convenience of universal access to the entire network of Park Board pools, rinks and fitness centres – wherever they live, work or travel in the city.”
The OneCard has been popular in neighborhoods across Vancouver. The 2010 Olympic Winter Games legacy facility, Hillcrest Centre, continues to be the busiest destination accounting for 20% of new pass registrations.
The locations where the most people have signed up for the OneCard are:
- Hillcrest: 8,718
- Vancouver Aquatic Centre and outdoor pools: 6,733
- Killarney: 3,510
- Renfrew: 2,887
- Trout Lake: 2,143
- Kitsilano: 2,112
The customizable OneCard is free, can be loaded with a 10-visit pass or Flexipass options, and includes a built-in 50 per-cent Leisure Access Program subsidy for qualified Vancouverites with financial barriers.
If residents sign up for the OneCard before September 30, they will receive three free drop-in visits to try out Park Board pools, rinks and fitness centres across Vancouver.
The OneCard is currently available at 23 Park Board facilities in neighbourhoods throughout the city. The OneCard is intended to launch across the entire recreation network, including all community centres, on September 1, 2013. It is available at no cost, and those who sign up before September 30 will receive 3 free admissions.
Image: City of Vancouver