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Mayor’s Monday Mailbag – June 20, 2022 – Why is the Mountainside Pool Reopening Delayed?

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward Mailbag

Welcome to the Mayor’s Monday Mailbag, an initiative Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and the Mayor’s Office launched to share weekly answers to questions from the public we’ve received through our main email inbox at mayor@burlington.ca or the Mayor’s social media platforms.

At the end of the month, we’ll publish a roundup of those most pressing questions we’ve received in the weeks prior.

Mayor’s Monday Mailbag – June 20, 2022

QUESTION:

“I thought Mountainside Pool was supposed to reopen this summer — what’s causing the delay?”

ANSWER:

The Mountainside Pool revitalization project began in September 2021 and was scheduled to reopen in August 2022. While every effort was made to complete the project within this timeline, it will remain closed this summer due to trade strikes — specifically excavator and concrete in Ontario.

Once the revitalization is complete, the facility will be a fun and welcoming multi-use outdoor swimming pool that invites the community to participate and experience swimming and water play while encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle. Updates will be shared on burlington.ca/mountainsidepool

A grand reopening is currently being planned for spring 2023.

The City of Burlington is excited to invite the community to take part in other swimming opportunities this summer, including:

Swimming Lessons

Kick off the summer early with your family by registering for June swimming lessons. June lessons will be offered at Tansley Woods and Nelson Pool and Splash Park. Registration can be completed at burlingon.ca/recreation

In July, a full range of swimming lessons for swimmers of every skill level are being offered at Angela Coughlan, Tansley Woods, Aldershot, Nelson pool this summer during daytime, evenings and weekends.

New this summer, the City is also offering swimming lessons for Little Splasher and Timid Toddler skill levels at LaSalle Wading Pool in July. Make a morning of it and enjoy a picnic in the shade after your lessons or have a play date at the playground.

Find a lesson time that suits your needs at burlington.ca/recreation. Private and semi-private options are also available.

Splash Pads and Outdoor Pool Openings

  • The City’s nine splash pads officially opened for the season on May 21. For a list of locations, visit burlington.ca/splashpads.  Splash pads are open daily from dawn to dusk. No fee or registration is required
  • Nelson Pool and Splash Park opened for preseason modified schedule on June 4 (weather dependent)
  • LaSalle Pool and Splash Park reopened for preseason modified schedule on June 11 (weather dependent)

For summer drop-in recreation swims, lap swim and aquatic fitness programs, registering online to reserve your spot is recommended. In-person, walk-up admissions are accepted where program capacity allows. For program schedules visit burlington.ca/dropinandplay

Summer swim memberships are available. Swim all summer long for only $35.70. To purchase online, visit liveandplay.burlington.ca

New this summer at Nelson Pool and Splash Park

Before Nelson Pool opens fully for the summer season (July 1), Nelson Splash Park will be available Monday to Friday from 3:30 to 7 p.m. as a pilot program beginning June 6. The splash park offers a variety of water play features, including a tipping bucket, spray rings, squirting animals, and so much more. Access to this drop-in program is free and registration is not required.

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