City reopens pool and recreation facility in Thornhill

Bringing safe sport, fitness and recreation opportunities to citizens is an important part of The City’s purpose of making life better every day for all Calgarians. With that in mind, The City is reopening Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre on Monday, September 14, with provincial health and safety measures in place. Reopening Thornhill will allow The City to extend its recreation service offerings to this community and surrounding areas. Customers can start booking times for aquatic and weight/cardio activities today.

There are many things The City considers when deciding to reopen a facility, says Michelle Tait, superintendent of operations with Calgary Recreation. This includes safety, demand from customers and user groups, and the social, health and wellness needs of community members.

“Our staff are looking forward to welcoming back returning and new customers. While many fitness providers are membership based, City aquatic and recreation facilities are open to anyone who wants to take part in the activities available at our facilities,” says Tait, who adds that customers who are regular users continue to opt for a Recreation Pass or punch card as an alternative to paying the drop-in rate.

With this latest reopening, The City now offers aquatic and weight/cardio amenities at six locations: Thornhill, Canyon Meadows, Forest Lawn (Bob Bahan), Glenmore, Killarney and Brentwood (Sir Winston Churchill).

You’ll need to book a time for an activity before you arrive to take advantage of the scheduled activities. The easiest way to book a drop-in time is by using the Live and Play system, but customers can also book by phone at 403-268-3800 (option 1).

In addition to the swim and cardio/weight activities offered, appointments have also been added to give people 50 years of age and over dedicated lane swimming and shallow and deep water exercise times.

The operating hours for Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre are:

  • Monday – 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday to Friday – 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday – 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visit The City’s web site for more on City-operated recreation opportunities and the latest information on how we are keeping you safe.