A Feb. 3 soft re-opening of the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre may not include the pool or change areas.
City of Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden said that the facility commissioning process is still underway and “the city has no certainty at this time” about the opening of the pool.
“The public has been disappointed twice,” already, he added.
Starting Jan. 25, there will be a full facility closure for the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre to prepare for the facility’s soft opening, which is to include the new lobby and the main entrance.
“However, as we continue with the commissioning process, the Feb. 3 opening of the pool and change area is still tentative,” said a Jan. 20 notification on the city’s website.
The notification does say, though, swimming lessons will begin on Feb. 18.
The closure will run until Feb. 2 and will affect all areas of the Leisure Centre, including the fitness centre, gymnasium, multi-purpose rooms and in-person program registration.
During the closure staff will be cleaning the entire facility, completing touch-ups, installing office equipment, training staff teams, moving staff into their new workspaces and moving the customer service station from the temporary second-floor location to the new lobby.
“This full closure will help ensure an effective transition for staff and customers,” read the notification.
Registered programs have been either relocated, postponed or cancelled during the week-long closure.
A total of 36 drop-in gym activities have been cancelled and Healthy Heart will not be running Jan. 27, 29 or 31.
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