Phased Reopening Plans for Recreation, Cultural Facilities, Programs and Services
Beginning September 14, the City will begin reopening select Recreation and Cultural facilities, programs, and services using a phased approach with the safety of residents and staff as a top priority.
“We are excited to announce reopening plans for our Recreation and Cultural Services” says Mayor Bill Dingwall. “Residents will soon have access to more recreation and cultural services, which we know are a vital part of our community wellbeing.”
Modified programs and services will be introduced with staggered start dates, beginning Sep-tember 14 with further services opening in two week increments. This will ensure that staff are able to closely monitor and make operational modifications as needed.
“We appreciate continued patience from our residents as the City prepares to cautiously reo-pen additional facilities and programs to the public, “says Chief Administrative Officer Mark Roberts. “Things will look different since we closed our doors in March as work continues un-der the guidance of the province and health authorities. New comprehensive safety measures and protocols will be in place to ensure the safety of staff and participants.”
This phased approach will see the following resume on these dates:
|Aug 19||Registered program guide released for Fall 2020 (Sept-Dec)|
|Aug 31||Customer Service staff available Mon- Fri 8am-4pm, over the phone 604.465.2452 and email, firstname.lastname@example.org. |
Registered program registration begins online pittfitandfun.ca and by phone Mon - Fri 8am-4pm 604.465.2470.
Fitness Centre Open, 60 minute max visit, 30 person maximum during hours:
No drop-in group fitness at this phase. Registered group fitness will start Sept.28
|Sept 15||Open Art Studio at South Bonson Community Centre.|
Pitt Meadows Art Gallery with new hours:
Registered Skating Lessons begin at Pitt Meadows Arena.
|Sept 28||Registered Adult Fitness Programs at Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre and South Bonson Community Centre.|
|Oct 13||Select registered Gym/ Sport Programs will be offered at the Rec Centre.|
All other services and programs will remain closed throughout this period, unless it is deemed that they can safely be reinstated while being closely assessed by staff. As additional facilities, programs and services become available, full details and COVID-19 safety enhancements will be shared on this page.
What is happening with recreation memberships passes?
Passes will be extended to compensate for the duration of the closure. Pass holders may choose to leave their pass on hold.
What is happening with summer rental bookings?
We have cancelled all bookings for organized groups from now until August 31, 2020. This includes field, park and facility rental bookings. A credit will automatically be processed to customer accounts which can be used towards future bookings, or a refund cheque can be requested. Please be advised that refund cheque requests may take longer than normal to process. As staff may be working remotely, all communication including questions and requests must be sent by email to email@example.com.
When will organized groups be able to book parks and sports fields?
Please view the comprehensive Sports Fields FAQ page for all details on how to book.
When can I book a facility rental?
We are currently processing requests for facility rentals for weddings. However, as City buildings remain closed, all new and rescheduled wedding bookings will be “tentative”. Once our re-opening plans are finalized and we are able to confirm the booking, damage deposits and associated rental fees will be collected. Given the ever-changing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, all rental bookings may be subject to revision or cancellation. Further stipulations to rental bookings may be forthcoming in response to Provincial health guidelines.
All communication including questions and requests must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rental requests for future bookings of parks, fields and facilities (for events other than weddings) are not being accepted at this time. Once our re-opening plans are finalized, we will begin our facility allocation process for returning groups.
Are playgrounds open?
Playgrounds re-opened on June 1. Residents are reminded to follow the direction of the Province which includes:
- Wash hands before and after play and touching shared surfaces (use hand sanitizer if washroom not available);
- Avoid touching your face;
- Keep a minimum of two metres or six feet away from people from other households; and
- Stay home if you are feeling sick.
Is the spray park open?
Harris Road Park re-opened June 18 and will remain open until September, weather permitting. The Spray Park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Although using the Spray Park is low risk for exposure to COVID-19, there are things you can do to stay safe:
- If you or your child feel sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay at home.
- Physical distancing is recommended for adults: Stay two metres apart.
- Avoid crowded play areas and minimize physical contact between kids.
- Wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before and after playing or using the spray park.
- Don’t share toys or equipment with other kids outside of your family.
Parents and caregivers are reminded to be prepared with hand sanitizer, drinking water, and hats, sunscreen or clothing for sun protection. Children must be supervised at all times.
Is Harris Road Outdoor Pool open?
The City has made the difficult decision to not open the Harris Road Outdoor Pool this summer due to a number of logistical and safety concerns. Read the full media release here.
Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre
604.465.2452 | 12027 Harris Rd, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 0B9