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Courtenay Pool Free this Summer

Friday, May 24, 2024 at 6:24 AM

The City of Courtenay is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Courtenay and District Memorial Outdoor Pool at Lewis Park by offering free drop-in public swimming for the entire 2024 summer pool season. It’s scheduled to be open for the season from June 3 to August 31. 

The Wading Pool next to the Courtenay Outdoor Pool will unfortunately remain closed until further notice while the City continues assessing repair options for a significant water leak discovered over the winter. As a result, the wading pool is not expected to open this year.

For those looking for an alternative to the wading pool, the Rotary Water Park at Lewis Park is a free and accessible option to splash around and beat the summer heat. The water park, which opened last weekend, is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Susie Saunders, Director of Recreation, Culture and Community Services at the City of Courtenay, says they are disappointed the wading pool will need to stay closed this summer, but she points to the Rotary Water Park next door for those looking for another option to cool down.

Free public swimming for all ages is available during all open swim, family swim, adapted swim, length swim, and AquaFit.  

As an outcome of the regional Comox Valley Aquatic Needs Strategy, last year the City consulted the community on various options for the future of the outdoor pool. Earlier this year, Courtenay Council directed staff to proceed with an options analysis to maintain the outdoor pool at its current location, the preferred option based on public feedback. The options analysis is expected to be completed by the end of the year..


For more information on the Courtenay and District Memorial Outdoor Pool, visit www.courtenay.ca/pool

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