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Surrey outdoor pools, spray parks, beaches to reopen starting this month

Last Updated Jun 10, 2020 at 8:14 am PDT

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Summary

Many Surrey outdoor pools will reopen as of June 15

City of Surrey says lifeguard services at Crescent Beach will resume on June 27

New precautions will be at place at Surrey pools, spray parks when they reopen starting this month

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – You’ll have options if you’re looking to cool down in Surrey this summer.

The city is reopening a number of its pools, spray parks, and Crescent Beach starting as early as mid-June.

Spray parks at Bear Creek Park, Fleetwood Park, South Surrey Athletic Park, Cloverdale Athletic Park, Unwin Park, Erma Stephenson Park, Goldstone Park, Newton Athletic Park, Bridgeview Park, and Hazelgrove Park are set to reopen on June 15. Outdoor pools at Sunnyside Park, Unwin Park, Port Kells Park, and Holly Park will open a couple of weeks later on July 4.

Pools at Kwantlen Park, Bear Creek Park, Hjorth Road Park, and Greenaway Park will be open for use starting June 27, with lifeguarding services at Crescent Beach also resuming that day.

“As a former competitive swimmer, lifeguard and a lifelong water sports enthusiast, I fully recognize the importance of having aquatic amenities during the sunny summer months,” Mayor Doug McCallum says in a release, adding adjustments have been made to ensure people’s health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

You are being asked to bring your own hand sanitizer with you and to maintain physical distance from others while out.

Surrey’s pools will offer modified public swims and community swim lessons, while also reducing swimming capacity. Distance markings and enhanced first aid and lifeguard procedures will be in place.

Meanwhile, the city’s COVID-19 compliance and enforcement team will be out to monitor pools as well as Crescent Beach.