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Swimming Pools and Spray Parks

Splash into summer as some swimming pools and spray parks re-open! Pools and spray parks are great spaces to cool down, exercise and have fun. There are things you can do to make sure you, your family and your friends stay safe.

Stay home if you or your child feels sick or has symptoms.

  • Before you go to the pool or spray parks, check if you or your child have any COVID-19 symptoms. If you or your child feel sick or have any COVID-19 symptoms, stay at home.
Know before you go
  • Pools and spray parks need to limit the number of people to maintain proper physical distancing. Please be patient, and consider going during off-peak times. 
  • Some pools have a reservation or drop-in system for length or casual swimming.
  • Check with the specific pool to plan your visit.
  • If there is a fee to swim at your local pool, check to see if there are online payment options to avoid waiting in line. Some pools may also require contactless pay options in-person.
  • Arrive “pool ready” with your swimsuits on. Change rooms, showers and lockers may have limited access or may not be open at all. 
  • Bring your own drinking water, towels, goggles and other swimming gear you might want to use (e.g. flippers). Pools may not offer some of the equipment they usually do.
  • Kickboards and snorkels may not be allowed in some pools.
  • Some amenities such as saunas, rope swings or seating areas may not be open.
While at the pool or spray park

  • Make sure you clean or sanitize your hands as soon as you get there.
  • Read signs carefully and follow the arrows for entry and exits.
  • Life jackets for pools are still available if needed. 
  • If you choose to wear a face mask, don’t wear it while in the pool or spray park. Keep it for when you are out of the water. Try to keep your mask dry. 
  • Respect physical distancing markers. If you are bringing your child(ren), try to minimize your child’s direct physical contact with people outside your household. 
  • Don’t spit, urinate or blow your nose in the pool
  • Respect any given swim times by arriving and leaving on time. 
After swimming or playing at the spray park
  • Change rooms and showers may be closed so plan accordingly.
  • Wash your hands before leaving the pool or spray park and as soon as you get home. 

Information for spray park owners and operators can be found under recreation facilities.

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