City of Calgary begins reopening recreation facilities June 14

In alignment with the Province’s “Open for Summer” plan and the move to Stage 2, The City of Calgary is pleased to announce the re-opening of public recreation facilities beginning Monday, June 14. Participation at the facilities will be available by appointment, with limited capacity.

“We are happy to be able to resume operations and provide Calgarians with the activities they love,” says Jarret Hoebers, Regional Manager with Calgary Recreation. “The health and safety of our customers and staff is our top priority, and we are making sure we reopen in a measured, safe way in alignment with all Provincial health orders and municipal bylaws.”

Face coverings must be worn while inside facilities except while doing athletic and fitness activities, and those showing symptoms or feeling unwell are asked to stay home. Physical distancing rules and enhanced cleaning protocols remain in place at City of Calgary recreation facilities.

To book a workout or swim time, visit starting June 10 at noon.

On June 14, the following facilities will re-open:

  • Aquatic and fitness facilities:
    • Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre
    • Glenmore Aquatic Centre
    • Inglewood Aquatic Centre
    • Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre
    • Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre
    • Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre

Two additional aquatic and fitness facilities will follow on June 21:

  • Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre
  • Renfrew Aquatic & Recreation Centre
  • Arenas:
    • Father David Bauer and Norma Bush arenas (two ice sheets)
    • Optimist & George Blundun arenas (two dry pads)
    • Shouldice (one dry pad)
    • Stew Hendry & Henry Viney arenas (two ice sheets)
    • Southland Leisure Centre (two ice sheets)
  • Athletic Parks:
    • Tom Brook Athletic Park
    • Renfrew Athletic Park
    • Foothills Athletic Park (Open as of June 1)
    • Glenmore Athletic Park (Open as of June 1)
    • New Brighton Athletic Park (Open as of June 1)
    • Optimist Athletic Park (Open as of June 1)
    • Shouldice Athletic Park (Open as of June 1)
  • Calgary Soccer Centre (eight indoor and three outdoor artificial turf fields)
  • Glenmore Sailing School (for sailboat, canoes & kayak rentals)

On June 19 (weather dependent) The City will also re-open seven outdoor spray parks and wading pools with limited capacity in alignment with stage 2 of the Province’s “Open for Summer” plan:

  • Five Spray Parks:
    • West Confederation Park 
    • Prairie Winds Park 
    • Rotary Park 
    • South Glenmore Park (Variety Park)
    • Valleyview Park 
  • Two Wading Pools:
    • Bowness Park
    • Prairie Winds Park 

Additional facilities will re-open in a phased approach, based on a number of factors including hiring and certifying staff and customer use.

Registered Programs, lessons and day camps are now available for sessions starting as soon as July 3. You can see available programs – many of which are child-friendly and outdoor – at

Information about City facilities reopening can be found on

For more information on provincial restrictions, please visit