Forest Heights, Lyle Hallman pools to open Aug. 10

Posted On Friday August 07, 2020

Starting Aug. 10, both Forest Heights and Lyle Hallman pools will be reopening to the public joining Harry Class and Breithaupt pools that have opened in recent weeks.

“We are pleased to make more City pools available for residents to enjoy,” said Ward 1 Councillor, Scott Davey.  “As we continue to reopen recreational facilities, we’ve kept the health of visitors and staff top of mind.”

Residents can expect some changes during their visit due to physical distancing and health and safety requirements. Reservations will be required to attend a pool facility to ensure that maximum capacity is not exceeded. Reservations and payments can be made up to 24 hours in advance through ActiveNet, the City’s program registration system.

All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied in the pool by an adult who will be responsible for ensuring that the child complies with social distancing measures. At this time, equipment provided by the City will be limited to personal flotation devices and accessibility equipment. Visitors may bring their own equipment for fitness or accessibility, but pool toys will not be permitted.  

Some amenities will be unavailable at City pools including viewing galleries, saunas, slides, and diving boards. Changeroom access will be limited and visitors are encouraged to arrive at the facility showered and dressed to swim. Lockers will not be available however visitors will be permitted to keep their belongings in a bag on the pool deck.

“I’m encouraged to see that as a community we’re being respectful of one another and following the necessary health and safety precautions in place, allowing us to continue to slowly and gradually reopen city amenities,” explained Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic. “The warm summer weather is here, and we want to be able to have city amenities available for everyone to enjoy.”

Visitors are reminded to follow guidance and signage when visiting City facilities. For more information visit www.kitchener.ca/covid19. 

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For more information:

Shawn Falcao
Manager, Corporate Communications
shawn.falcao@kitchener.ca

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