The status of spray parks and pools will depend on users following social distancing and other public health requirements to limit the spread of COVID-19, as well as sufficient public demand.
At this time, there is no set timeline for the reopening of the Routley and Sun Valley wading pools or indoor pools and recreation facilities. Thank you for your patience.
The City of Port Coquitlam’s four outdoor pools are open for public swimming between late June and early September each year. Outdoor pools are closed during inclement weather. Call 604.927.PLAY (7529) to confirm if they are open for public swimming.
In line with B.C.’s Restart Plan, the city has opened Robert Hope and Centennial Outdoor Pools and offering a modified selection of aquatic activities where physical distancing can be maintained, including:
- Swim lessons for Preschool to Swim Kids level 10 (parents required in pool up to level 4)
- Length and width swimming
- Public swims
- Seniors-only swims
- Aquatic fitness classes
- Pool rentals
Outdoor Pool Schedule - August 31-September 6
Outdoor Pool Schedule - September
All outdoor pool activities will require advance payment and registration at portcoquitlam.ca/register to reduce touchpoints and ensure safe distancing.
Pool Booking and Use Procedures
- Registrations require an account at portcoquitlam.ca/register.
- Public swimming admission is $2 per person; pricing for classes and lessons are provided online.
- Change rooms will be closed; users will be expected to wear their swimsuits to and from the pool and place their belongings in a designated area.
- Swimmers will be asked to arrive five to 10 minutes before their scheduled time, confirm their registration, rinse off in the showers and then enter the pool.
- Masks will not be required because of the ability to physically distance.
- There will be no shared equipment for use at this time.
- All touchpoints, such as shower handles and bathroom doorknobs, will be thoroughly cleaned between sessions.
- Users will be asked to leave promptly after their session to allow time for cleaning before the next group.
- Dive boards and slides will be closed.
If you are having issues with our mobile registration for recreation programs please note our software provider implemented a new module and they are working to improve it and address the concerns. We now provide the option for users to directly withdraw online from courses. Refunds are deposited to your account for future use. We continue to process payments also on site and assist patrons in person using our outdoor pools. We greatly appreciate your patience. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further assistance. Staff will get back to you as soon as we are able to.
Castle Park – Spray Park – Open
A new 375 square metre (4,000 square foot) spray zone will open Aug. 2, 2019 on the north side of Castle Park near the washroom building.
The 11 unique spray features are divided into two areas, with elements for older kids such as the towering VersoSplash and flexible SprayVine, and smaller-scale toys for younger children such as the Tot Water Post and Tot Shower Done.
Location: 2252 Castle Cres.
Spray Park Hours: 9 am – 8 pm daily
Centennial Outdoor Pool - Open
Amenties included a 25-metre, heated six-lane pool with a one-metre diving board, warm showers and separate change rooms with facilities that are wheelchair accessible.
Location: 3050 Chester Street – Corner of Shaughnessy Street and Lougheed Highway in Aggie Park (map)
Hours: 10:30 am to 8:15 pm weekdays and 10:30 am to 8 pm on weekends.
Lions Park - Spray Park - Open
Lions Park is an oasis just outside downtown Port Coquitlam. Located next to the Coquitlam River, there are plenty of open areas for children to run, frisbee playing, and pleasant strolls. There are public washrooms, a picnic shelter and an expansive playground. It also features a section of the Traboulay Poco Trail. Lions Park is a pleasant riverside walk away from Gates Park.
Location: 2300 Lions Way
Spray Park Hours: 9am – 9pm
Robert Hope Outdoor Pool - Open
The Robert Hope Outdoor Pool is nestled in the trees, making it great for picnics and is suited for small children and families. Amenities included a 23 metre x 12 metre heated swimming pool ranging in depth from 1 to 5 feet; Heated showers and separate change room facilities.
Location: 2137 Lamprey Drive – Between Eastern Drive and Western Drive in Robert Hope Park (map)
Hours: 6:30 am to 8 pm weekdays and from 8:30 am to 8 pm on weekends.
Routley Wading Pool - Closed Until Further Notice
**All times weather dependent**
Routley Wading Pool is suitable for small children and their parents. Amenities included a heated, fair-weather wading pool that is staffed by aquatic attendants.
Location: 1570 Western Drive – Off Western Drive in Routley Park (map)
Sun Valley Wading Pool - Closed until further notice | Sun Valley Spray Park - Open
**All times weather dependent**
Sun Valley Wading Pool is suitable for small children and their parents and is located next to a new playground, spray park and grassy areas. Amenities included a heated, fair-weather wading pool that is staffed by aquatic attendants.
Location: 3700 Hamilton Street – On Hamilton Street off Lincoln Avenue in Sun Valley Park (map)
Spray Park: Opens June 15
Our regular hours are 10 am – 7:30 pm, 7 days a week beginning May 19 (weather dependent).
Want to rent an outdoor pool?
You can request to book an outdoor pools online at portcoquitlam.ca/bookings.
Pool rentals begin on the 2nd Saturday of July.
Passes & Admissions
Passes may be purchased at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre or Port Coquitlam Community Centre, or by calling 604.927.PLAY (7529).
Please note: Children 0-3 are FREE.
HC = Hyde Creek Recreation Centre | PCCC = Port Coquitlam Community Centre