The newly upgraded and expanded Beaumont Sport and Recreation Centre (BSRC) will open in phases beginning with access for user groups on Sept. 14, then opening to the public on Sept. 28.
A phased reopening will help ensure the appropriate COVID-19 prevention measures are in place for the safety of the public and employees.
“This is the single largest project of its kind in Beaumont and will help address the recreation needs of a young, rapidly growing community,” said Mayor John Stewart. “The Beaumont Sport and Recreation Centre is an investment that supports the health and well-being of residents and makes sure Beaumont continues to be a great place to live and raise a family.”
Construction on the $29.5-million project began October 1, 2018. Additions and enhancements include:
Upgrades also include the integration of mechanical and HVAC systems, as well as the pool filtration system.
The city is putting procedures in place following the guidance of Alberta Health Services to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Measures include limiting the capacity of sport areas and rooms, spreading out fitness equipment to support physical distancing, and placing sanitizing stations throughout the building. The pool schedule has been adjusted to include downtime for disinfecting.
Residents must book lane and public swim times online. Full guidelines can be found online.
Registration for Fall 2020 programs at the BSRC and all City of Beaumont programming opens Sept. 2. Guests can register online, by calling 780-929-1221 or in-person at the Beaumont Community Centre.
Communications Coordinator, City of Beaumont