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Updated July 14, 2020

Recreation Facilities

We are excited to let you know that select City of Edmonton Recreation Centres will reopen starting on July 6!

You will find many new COVID-19 safety measures in place and a new system for visiting facilities. The following facilities will be opening over the month of July.

Opening on July 6 - Fitness Centres and Gymnasiums for Badminton and Pickleball
Opening on July 13 - Fitness Centre, Functional Training Centre and Fieldhouse for Badminton and Pickleball
Opening on July 20 - Indoor Pools at:

Register for your visit (required)

All visits require a pre-registration for a particular time slot and amenity.

  • Fitness centre and court sports - 75 minute time slots
  • Public swim/aquafit/outdoor fitness - 60 minute time slots
  • Lane swim - 30 minute time slots

To reserve your time slot, please visit movelearnplay.edmonton.ca. Available times will be visible starting Friday July 3 at 1:30pm for fitness centres and court sports, and on Monday July 13 for aquatic reservations.

Outdoor Fitness Programs

Effective June 22, modified outdoor fitness programs are being offered in select locations. Individuals 13 years and older will be able to register for these programs on movelearnplay.edmonton.ca

Bookings and Rentals of Sports Amenities

Effective June 15, the City of Edmonton has resumed rentals of City-owned sports fields, ball diamonds, and staffed field and track & field facilities. Field lining services on non-staffed fields not available this season. Limited picnic bookings are available at select sites effective July 4th.

Summer ice rentals in City of Edmonton arenas resumed July 2. Summer gymnasium rentals in City of Edmonton community recreation centres resume July 6. Summer fieldhouse rentals are set to resume July 6 (Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre) and July 13 (Kinsmen Sports Centre). Indoor pool rentals at Clareview Community Recreation Centre, Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre and Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre resume July 20

Summer rentals were allocated prior to COVID-19. Bookings and rentals staff will first confirm rentals with users with pre-existing rentals, and then field new requests.

For more information:

Sports, Play and Open Space Amenities

Day Camps

2020 Summer Day Camps

After careful consideration, the City of Edmonton has decided to cancel summer day camp offerings for the 2020 season. Many variables went into this decision including how current fiscal restraints affect our ability to offer the kind of enriching and safe experience Edmontonians have come to expect and a reasonable price.      

Anyone who had previously registered for a camp will be notified of this cancellation along with instructions about how to receive credit or a refund.

Green Shack Programming

Green Shack programming will not be activated for the duration of the summer season. This decision was made as part of the City’s strategy to reduce expedictures in response to the COVID-19 crisis and will not be affected by Provincial economic relaunch plans.

Outdoor Pools

All City operated outdoor pools, and the City Hall fountain, will remain closed for the duration of the summer season.

This decision was made as part of the City’s strategy to reduce expedictures in response to the COVID-19 crisis and will not be affected by Provincial economic relaunch plans. 

Guidelines for Using City Amenities

Some new guidelines will are now in place: 

  • Users should use local playgrounds in their neighbourhoods and sanitize their hands before and after use.
  • Singles activities in tennis or pickleball courts require users to maintain 2 metres of physical distance. 
  • Tennis or pickleball doubles are allowed, provided it is with members of the same household or family cohort. 
  • Equipment should only be shared by members of the same household or their family cohort.
  • Games on basketball and volleyball courts will only be permitted if they are with members of the same household or family cohort. These spaces are also open for casual use, for example, shooting a ball.  
  • Picnic site bookings have been cancelled through June 14, 2020 but are available for casual use by groups of 50 people or fewer. A determination of picnic site booking requests beyond June 14 are under review.
  • Provincial Playground Guidance
Public Health Guidelines
  • Maintain 2 metre physical distance
  • Gather in groups of 50 people or fewer 
  • Only share common equipment with members of the same family or cohort 
  • Stay home if you feel sick 
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer
  • Wash and sanitize your hands before and after using these areas

Funicular

Updated June 11, 2020

Beginning June 15, the funicular will resume operation from 7am to 9pm, providing accessibility options into the river valley for Edmontonians.  Additional COVID-19 prevention measures will be introduced, including limiting ridership to 2 people at a time, adding signage about physical distancing and increasing cleaning of frequently-touched surfaces.

Updated May 28, 2020

Sports, Play and Open Space Amenities

Day Camps

2020 Summer Day Camps

After careful consideration, the City of Edmonton has decided to cancel summer day camp offerings for the 2020 season. Many variables went into this decision including how current fiscal restraints affect our ability to offer the kind of enriching and safe experience Edmontonians have come to expect and a reasonable price.      

Anyone who had previously registered for a camp will be notified of this cancellation along with instructions about how to receive credit or a refund.

Green Shack Programming

Green Shack programming will not be activated for the duration of the summer season. This decision was made as part of the City’s strategy to reduce expedictures in response to the COVID-19 crisis and will not be affected by Provincial economic relaunch plans.

Outdoor Pools

All City operated outdoor pools, and the City Hall fountain, will remain closed for the duration of the summer season.

This decision was made as part of the City’s strategy to reduce expedictures in response to the COVID-19 crisis and will not be affected by Provincial economic relaunch plans. 

Guidelines for Using City Amenities

Some new guidelines will are now in place: 

  • Users should use local playgrounds in their neighbourhoods and sanitize their hands before and after use.
  • Singles activities in tennis or pickleball courts require users to maintain 2 metres of physical distance. 
  • Tennis or pickleball doubles are allowed, provided it is with members of the same household or family cohort. 
  • Equipment should only be shared by members of the same household or their family cohort.
  • Games on basketball and volleyball courts will only be permitted if they are with members of the same household or family cohort. These spaces are also open for casual use, for example, shooting a ball.  
  • Picnic site bookings have been cancelled through June 14, 2020 but are available for casual use by groups of 50 people or fewer. A determination of picnic site booking requests beyond June 14 are under review.
  • Provincial Playground Guidance
Public Health Guidelines
  • Maintain 2 metre physical distance
  • Gather in groups of 50 people or fewer 
  • Only share common equipment with members of the same family or cohort 
  • Stay home if you feel sick 
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer
  • Wash and sanitize your hands before and after using these areas

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