Parkinson Recreation Centre pool reopening on Dec. 27

The pool and aquatic area at Parkinson Recreation Centre (PRC) will reopen on Wednesday, Dec. 27 after a two-month closure due to unforeseen boiler failures. Building heat and domestic hot water has already been restored to the entire facility.

“We are so pleased that the boiler repairs were completed faster than our anticipated reopening date in January,” said Mariko Siggers, Community & Neighbourhood Services Manager. “Staff have been working diligently over the last couple of months, repairing, testing and preparing the new boilers so that our members and patrons can get back into the pool as soon as possible. A big thank-you to our entire community for their patience and understanding during this time.”

The issues were discovered during routine annual maintenance and affected three of the five boilers that provide heating and hot water to the facility. All three affected boilers have now been replaced/repaired and staff are confident that the pool should be running as usual for the foreseeable future.

Residents are reminded that holiday hours are in effect at Parkinson Recreation Centre for the following days:

December 27, 28 & 29: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.

December 30: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

December 31: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

January 1: Closed

Find more information including hours of operation and facility updates at kelowna.ca/prc.