Centennial Pool Reopening for Summer Swimming Season

The countdown is on for the official opening of Centennial Pool – Port Coquitlam’s largest outdoor pool – right in time for summer.

The newly renovated pool and washroom building will officially open on June 27, with grand opening celebrations taking place during the Marlins 50th Swim Meet Anniversary on June 15 and with free public swim events on June 28 and 29.

“Centennial Pool is always a hotspot for kids and families, and now they can look forward to an even better experience thanks to all the new upgrades.” Mayor Brad West said. “This is a great example of a project that not only gets the basics right by prolonging the life of our infrastructure, but also helps make our community more family-friendly.” 

The public is welcome to attend the two grand opening events:

  • June 15, 10:00 a.m. during the Marlins 50th Swim Meet Anniversary – representatives from the Marlins, Mayor Brad West and MP Ron McKinnon will speak.
  • June 28 and June 29, during regular pool hours – featuring free swimming, a DJ, games and activities for the whole family.

“Centennial Pool plays an important role in the recreation services we offer the community, so it’s great to see it coming back into service at just the right time,” said Cllr. Glenn Pollock, Council’s designate for recreation matters. “We invite the community to join in the free fun at the pool on June 28 and 29.”

The project, which began in 2018, had a final approved budget of $2.7 million with the support of a $500,000 federal Canada 150 infrastructure grant. While the weather caused some construction delays, the project is on schedule to open for the summer swimming season.

Centennial Pool is used for competitive swimming, lessons and public recreation use. The upgrades were undertaken to extend the life of the pool and its amenities by an additional 20 years, as well as to improve the community experience. The work included:

  • Repairs to the deck and tank
  • Updates to the mechanical filtration system
  • New washroom building, including private changing rooms and washrooms
  • Storage space
  • A new entrance plaza
  • New pool accessories, such as a diving board and ladders

With Port Coquitlam’s outdoor pool pass, children and youth will be able to once again enjoy unlimited swimming at Centennial and Robert Hope Pools this summer for $20. General admission at both the pools is only $2 for all ages, or $6 for a family.

Rates, hours and other details about Coquitlam’s outdoor pools and spray parks is posted at www.portcoquitlam.ca/outdoorpools.

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Pardeep Purewal
Manager of Communications & Admin Services
City of Port Coquitlam
Tel 604.927.5335 Cel 604.218.0533
Email purewalp@portcoquitlam.ca