Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, rec facilities to re-open

City of Nanaimo rec centres slated to open in September, no date yet for Beban pool

Recreation centres and pools in Nanaimo are scheduled to re-open in late summer after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following orders from the B.C. Ministry of Health, the City of Nanaimo closed recreation facilities in March. The city re-opened sports courts and fields in June and at a meeting Monday, council approved re-opening plans for Beban Park social centre, Oliver Woods Community Centre, the recreation complex at Bowen Park and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, according to a press release, although a date for Beban pool’s re-opening has not been established.

Nanaimo Aquatic Centre is set to re-open both its pool and gym facilities on Sept. 10, according to the press release, while Beban will begin accepting facility rentals Tuesday, Aug. 4 and open Sept. 9 for fall recreation programs.

Both Oliver Woods and Bowen Park will re-open Sept. 9 for rentals and recreation programs.

“Facilities will be operating with modified operating schedules and reduced rental and program offerings,” said the press release. “Participants will be required to pre-register and pay in advance for all sessions through [the city’s] online booking system at

Provincial, WorkSafe B.C. and B.C. Recreation and Parks Association safety protocols related to coronavirus will also be adhered to, the press release said.

Information on registration will be forthcoming.

RELATED: City of Nanaimo sports fields re-open after COVID-19 closures

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