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Meadow Park Sports Centre update
Updated: May 27, 2020
At this time, there is no confirmed date for a resumption of services. Recreation staff are in the process of developing a COVID-19 Safety Management Plan for Meadow Park Sports Centre, as required by WorkSafeBC and the Public Health Officer, which focuses on a phased re-opening of facilities and services to the public.
Recreation staff are working with members of the public recreation sector to restart programming and operations in a coordinated province-wide approach. The guidelines for reopening municipal recreation facilities have been created by the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) in collaboration with viaSport, SportBC, RFABC, WorkSafeBC, Lifesaving Society, MIABC and BCMSA. These guidelines were released on May 27, and will guide the development of our COVID-19 Safety Management Plan.
The RMOW continues to plan and reimagine how programs, and the return to indoor group recreation, can occur in the future, to continue to encourage healthy lifestyles and socialization within our community.
Thank you for your continued patience while we work towards re-activating our programs and services in a safe manner for all.
Recreation staff will not be on site to answer phones. As we adjust to a remote workforce, responses to incoming communications and requests may take longer than normal. Stay up to date at whistler.ca/COVID-19.
Meadow Park Sports Centre pass extensions
All active Meadow Park Sports Centre memberships will be extended for the duration of the facility closure, plus an additional week. These extensions will be applied automatically.
Most Spring and Summer programs cancelled
Updated: May 27, 2020
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has cancelled most indoor spring and summer programming until further notice amidst COVID-19 restrictions. With the directives surrounding facility operations, including physical distancing and sanitation, these recreation programs cannot take place in their existing format, and at present, cannot be safely modified to reduce the risk of transmission to public and staff.
Registered participants will be contacted and refunds will be processed for any cancelled programs. The programs being cancelled include: children’s swimming lessons at Meadow Park Sports Centre, most fitness classes and select children’s and adult programs.
Summer camps will still take place this July and August at Myrtle Phillip Community Centre in a modified capacity.
Annual Maintenance Shutdown moved forward
Updated: May 12, 2020
Meadow Park Sports Centre has been closed since March 17 to support measures recommended by B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer and Vancouver Coastal Health to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler has pushed forward the sports centre’s annual fall shutdown, which occurs each September for approximately four weeks, to take place this spring. This closure allows for the completion of required maintenance and deep cleaning that cannot take place while the facility is open. The shutdown helps ensure a safe environment for staff and public while necessary repairs are performed, to improve the guest experience and extend the life of the facility.
The maintenance work presently being completed includes:
- Deep cleaning: ceiling tiles, light fixtures, beams, walls, floors, windows, glass, blinds, equipment and all surfaces
- Replacement of aging infrastructure and routine maintenance of mechanical equipment
- Drain clearing in all areas
- Enhanced lighting and electrical work
- Upgrades to the building security system and recalibration of operating systems
- Paint touch-ups
- Floor and ceiling tile repairs and replacement
- Stripping, sanding and re-sealing of fitness studio floors
- Replacement of pool dehumidifier
- Re-wiring of sauna heater to reduce future breakdowns
The early completing of these tasks during this current closure will allow the facility to provide continuous service to the community once it is safe to re-open the facility to the public again.