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Summer in the City


City aquatics, recreational programming, facility rentals, special events, memberships and sports amenities bookings - July and August update

Aquatics Update

The City of London will be re-opening certain aquatic facilities and programs for recreation and lane swimming throughout the month of July.

Select aquatic facilities are scheduled to open on the following dates:

July 4

  • Canada Games Aquatic Centre
  • South London Community Pool
  • Thames Park Community Pool

July 6

  • Byron Pool
  • Gibbons Pool
  • Westminster Pool
  • Stronach Pool
  • Select wading pools

July 11:

  • Southcrest Pool
  • Northeast Pool
  • Northridge Pool
  • Silverwood Pool

More information around the specific days and times that programs will be offered will be available at london.ca/aquatics beginning on Thursday, July 2 at 8:30 a.m.

“With our pools opening up in July, it feels like summer is finally here,” says Mayor Ed Holder. “Outdoor swimming is a great way for Londoners of all ages to stay cool while enjoying the summer weather, and it also helps people stay connected with their community.”    

Guidelines and health precautions as set out by the Province of Ontario and the Middlesex-London Health Unit, including physical distancing and group size restrictions, will be in place at all aquatic facilities. This will include restrictions on the number of participants per program and at each facility. Londoners wishing to use a local pool for recreation or lane swimming will need to book a time slot in advance.

Time slots can be booked starting Thursday, July 2 at 8:30 a.m. online at london.ca/pywonline or by calling 519-661-5575. In-person registration will be available at the City of London offices, second floor of 355 Wellington Street (Citi Plaza), Suite 248 on Thursday, July 2 between 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For more information on learn-to-swim lessons, recreation and lane swimming opportunities and health precautions that will be in place at facilities, please visit: london.ca/aquatics.

Recreation Programs

All summer recreation programming previously scheduled for July and August is being cancelled, including summer neighbourhood playground programs and leadership training programs, with the exception of a modified summer day camp program, swim lessons and limited recreation and lane swims. 

Registrants’ accounts will automatically be credited for future use. To request to have any account credits refunded, please email recreation@london.ca or call 519 661-5575 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Memberships

Term memberships at Community and Seniors’ Centres, Seniors Satellites and Storybook Gardens will be extended based on the number of days that these facilities are closed.  

To request to have your membership canceled and any account credits refunded, please email recreation@london.ca or call 519-661-5575 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sport Amenities

Sports fields, cricket pitches, beach volleyball courts, lawn bowling greens, and baseball diamond permits may be issued beginning July 15 at a limited number of outdoor locations and for sports allowed under Provincial Orders, with appropriate health measures in place.

Rentals & Events

Community and Seniors’ Centres rentals and events for the month of July and August are being cancelled. The City will not be accepting any new rental requests for Community and Senior’s Centres until further notice. 

Registrants’ accounts will automatically be credited for cancelled rentals. To request to have any account credits refunded or to cancel a rental of a facility booked beyond August 31, please email recreation@london.ca. For recreation information and answers to frequently asked questions visit london.ca/playyourway.

For further information and a list of City of London services that remain available, please continue to visit london.ca/COVID-19.