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Outdoor pools open for the summer

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 12:52 PDT, Mon July 4, 2022

Richmond’s two outdoor pools, located next to Steveston and South Arm community centres, are open for the summer to help people beat the heat.

Steveston Outdoor Pool has a 25-metre, six-lane rectangular heated pool and a three-metre slide. There is also a shallow tot pool for younger children, bleacher seating, and free parking.

The Steveston pool is open every day for public swimming. On Monday through Thursday it is open from 1 to 5 p.m., on Fridays it is open from 5 to 8 p.m., and on weekends it is open from 1 to 6 p.m. 

There are also length swimming hours from 6 to 7 a.m. and 9 to 11 a.m. on weekdays, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. The leisure pool is also available for families from 6 to 7 a.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekends. It closes at 3 p.m. on July 13.

South Arm Outdoor Pool has two waterslides, a large heated free-form shaped outdoor pool, and a picnic area. There is also a wading pool and free parking. Natural gas or propane barbecues and stoves are allowed, except when a fire ban or extreme fire danger warning is in effect.

The South Arm pool is also open every day for public swimming. On Monday through Thursday it is open from noon to 7 p.m., and on Friday through Sunday, as well as statutory holidays, it is open from noon through 8 p.m. It closes at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 10.

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