City outdoor pools and wading pools reopen

City outdoor pools and wading pools reopen

Select outdoor pools and wading pools are scheduled to open to the public as early as July 3, with staggered openings across city. Registration for two-hour swim blocks will begin on July 1. Facilities set to open on July 3 include:

  • Kildonan Park Outdoor Pool, 2015 Main St.
  • Broadway Wading Pool, 185 Young St.
  • Dakota Wading Pool, 1188 Dakota St.
  • Home Playground Wading Pool, 772 Sargent Ave.
  • Kapyong Wading Pool, 340 Amherst St.
  • McKittrick Wading Pool, 790 Rathgar Ave.
  • Robert A. Steen Wading Pool, 980 Palmerston Ave.
  • River Osborne Wading Pool, 466 Gertrude Ave.
  • Sturgeon Heights Wading Pool, 210 Rita St.
  • Walsall Wading Pool, 2099 Manitoba Ave.

Residents are reminded that swim blocks must be booked in advance, as required by public health guidelines, prior to arriving at heated or non-heated outdoor pools or available wading pools. Swim blocks will be offered on a week-by-week basis and up to the day before. Registration for swim blocks at both the outdoor pools and wading pools will become available as each amenity is approved to open. Every Thursday another week of swim blocks will be added to what’s available for registration.

Contact 311 or register online at winnipeg.ca/leisureonline to reserve an available swim block.

A leisureONLINE account is required to reserve a swim block online. Video tutorials are available on how to create an account and how to register for an activity.  Admission/registration fees will apply when booking swim times at heated outdoor pools. 

Pool capacities are limited to ensure social distancing guidelines are maintained and following provincial guidelines. Individuals must maintain a distance of at least two metres from every other individual who is not in their household. Pools will be closed to the public for 30 minutes between the two-hour swim blocks for a full cleaning and disinfecting of all areas.

Lockers will not be available and change rooms will be closed; please come dressed to swim. There will be limited quantities of lifejackets and no other equipment onsite for public use; however, swimmers may bring their own lifejackets and chairs. Each pool will have posted signs and zone markings to follow. Hand sanitizing stations will be available at each entrance.

Please check the website for the most up-to-date pool and wading pool opening dates, as these will be staggered based on approvals to open to the public.

For more information on outdoor pool locations, admission fees, terms and conditions, swim block hours and guidelines, visit https://winnipeg.ca/cms/recreation/facilities/pools/outdoorpools.stm

Residents are required to self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms. Please do not visit pools if you are experiencing any symptoms. For more information on the City’s response to COVID-19, see winnipeg.ca/COVID-19.