City of Kamloops Continues with Gradual Reopening Plan

Release date: 
June 12, 2020

The City of Kamloops is continuing to implement its gradual reopening plan, as safety plans and procedures are put in place. Starting next week, residents will begin to see expanded hours and services at the TCC followed by further reopenings throughout the month as follows: 

June 15: Expanded Hours and Services at the TCC    

  • TCC Fieldhouse hours will expand to 6:30 am–6:30 pm, Monday–Saturday. Change rooms will not be available, and a limited number of coin-operated lockers will be available ($0.25 each), so guests are encouraged to come prepared to workout. 
  • TCC guests will have expanded fitness opportunities with the return of the EZ Line exercise equipment adjacent to the indoor track and new fitness stations on north court. 
  • Drop-in basketball will resume with modifications. Players must bring their own balls, one ball per person (no sharing balls), and one-on-one or scrimmages will not be permitted. 
  • Daily drop-in track passes are $5, and monthly track-only passes are available for $20. The City is requesting payment via debit or credit only.

June 22: Splash Parks Open

  • Splash parks at Riverside Park, Albert McGowan, McDonald Park, and Westsyde Centennial Park will reopen 10:00 am–8:00 pm daily. 

June 29: Additional Recreation Facilities and Fields Opening

  • The Athlete Performance Centre (APC) at the TCC will open. Change rooms will not be available, and a limited number of lockers will be available (bring your own lock), so guests are encouraged to come prepared to workout. Daily drop-in Track + APC passes are $5, and monthly Track + APC passes are available for $29. The City is requesting payment via debit or credit only.
  • The City will be opening select sports fields for booking starting June 29, 2020, as provincial and local sport organizations develop safety plans. The NHL ice sheet at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre will also be available for booking. Visit Kamloops.ca/BookNow for booking information. 

"We are preparing select facilities and fields for the gradual return of modified organized sport," said Mayor Ken Christian. "We look forward to welcoming our local sport organizations back once we receive their Ready to Play safety plans required by the provincial health authorities."

In addition to these openings, recreation staff are working hard to develop modified sport and fitness programs in accordance with provincial guidelines. Plans are also underway for reopening other fitness amenities and pools. More details on these openings will be released as they become available. 

Residents are reminded to practise good hand hygiene and physical distancing in City parks and facilities and to stay home if they are unwell. Anyone displaying obvious flu-like symptoms may be asked to leave City parks or facilities.