Recreation Penticton COVID-19 Update

Service Announcement

Following the recent announcement of the City’s phased approach to reopening our facilities, Recreation Penticton would like to notify our patrons about the ongoing closures and how that may affect you.

Now in stage 2a of the four-phased plan, many indoor facilities – including the Penticton Community Centre, Museum & Archives and the Cleland Theatre – will remain closed until at least June 28. This is due to ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As for the Community Centre’s fitness room, the City has received numerous inquiries about whether it will reopen soon. While we’re encouraged by the Interior Health Authority’s decision to allow gyms to resume operations, this fitness centre is part of a large, multi-use facility. As such, Penticton’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is working hard to conduct detailed operational planning, facility assessments and creating new procedures and protocols before opening its doors.

Outdoor recreation facilities will remain open for casual use at this time. However, they will not be available for rentals or organized use throughout June.

Programs:
Due to this ongoing closure, please note that all summer programs have been cancelled, with the exception of the following modified programs, which have limited spaces available.

  • Summer Day Camps
  • PYP Skate Camps
  • Summer Bug Camps

Participants registered in programs not listed above will be contacted by a Recreation Team Member to discuss refund options.

Passes:
All customers who hold valid recreation passes will receive an extension to their pass equal to the duration of time the facility is closed. This includes those who hold 1, 3, 6 and 12 month pool, fitness room and combo passes.

Facility Bookings:
User groups and individuals who have booked a facility up until June 28 will be contacted to cancel the bookings and discuss the possibility of rescheduling, crediting or refunding, if required.

For the latest updates involving the City’s reopenings, visit the Restart the City Guide at penticton.ca/restart.

Sincerely,
Your Recreation Penticton Team