Temporary pool closure at Gordon Head Recreation Centre starts May 2

April 6, 2022

Saanich, BC – Pool services at Saanich’s Gordon Head Recreation Centre (GHRC) will close temporarily from May 2 until late summer 2022 for the duration of a construction project to replace the concrete floor of the mechanical room.

The temporary closure includes all pool services such as public swims, swimming lessons, advanced aquatics, events and rentals. During construction, all equipment will be removed from the mechanical room and the pools emptied. Project completion is expected in late August with pool reopening in early September.

“This is a significant project to restore the structural integrity of this area of the facility,” said Manager of GHRC Sandra Pearson. “Thank you to our understanding patrons and the community for your patience during our closure we complete these important repairs.”

The rest of GHRC will remain open throughout the project with reduced weekend hours in May and June and weekend closures in July and August. Additional swimming lesson will be added to the Saanich Commonwealth Place schedule and aquatic rentals will be relocated there as much as possible. Many other pools in the region will accept Saanich recreation passes for swimming only during the closure period.

Other upgrades will also take place around the pool this summer to improve usage and programming. Crews will infill the windows in the Feltham Room and install a door onto the pool deck to create an aquatic classroom for Advanced Aquatics classes as well as build two storage units on the pool deck for aquatic equipment.

Learn more

Information about the project and GHRC’s continued programming is available at saanich.ca/recreation.


Media contacts:
Sandra Pearson
Manager, Gordon Head Recreation Centre

Tiana Solares
Senior Manager, Recreation