Moody Park Outdoor Pool

Moody Park Outdoor Pool

701 Tenth Street New Westminster, BC V3M 3Z8

Hours of operation

Open seasonally from June to September.

Moody Park Outdoor Pool opened in 2009, offers swimmers plenty of room to swim and splash, a diving area, a climbing wall and a large spacious deck for relaxing and sun bathing. The pool also hosts swimming lessons and Aquafit classes during the summer season.

  • Swimming Lessons: Making Waves Swim Program

    Lessons for all ages and abilities

    Welcome to the Making Waves Swim Program! Did you know that our swimming lesson curriculum is unique? In our over 45 years we have taught thousands of people to swim with ease.

    The Making Waves Swim Program was specifically created for our customers to teach children to progressively and successfully learn to swim.  We included customer feedback, years of staff experience, and current information around the science of swimming into our program.

    About Making Waves:

    The goal of our program is to allow students to experience success through progressive skill development in a positive and supportive learning environment.  To do this we:

    • Assess our program's completion rates.  We develop our program to continuously to respond to any issues.
    • Createa beneficial learning environment. Our lessons run at times with limited competing programs.
    • Invest in our instructors.  Knowing that a program is only as strong as the deliver, our instructor's receive professional development throughout their career with us.

    About our Curriculum:

    What makes us unique?  Our teaching techniques are based on step by step progressions that have been proven to work.  We teach:

    • Strong rotational skill to learn to get in and out of breathing position.
    • How to find balance in the water to produce less struggle.
    • Perfect practice to create strong muscle memory.

    About our Instructional Supervisors:

    There is always an Instructional Supervisor available to assist parents or students in any way needed.  Their job is to provide:

    • Customer Service
    • Develop staff skills and knowledge
    • Ensure program consistency.

    Registration Information

    Please be aware of the following guidelines:

    • Swim lesson participants can only register for one lesson set at a time.  This is to ensure customers meet all level prerequisites and have the best possible experience.
    • Not sure what level to register into next? You can conveniently check grades onlin in "Logs" in your client record. This grade determines what level is next. Grades are viewable the morning of Registration Day.  Registration opens at 8:30 am.
    • Late registrations: Participants must be registered by the third class.

    First time registering or unsure of swim level?

    Parents, if you are unsure of the level of your child or registering with us for the first time, we offer free swim evaluations during any of our Public Swim times. One of our lifeguards will be happy to do an assessment of your child which takes approximately 5 minutes.

    Upon completion of the assessment you will receive a piece of paper with the assessed level which you must bring to the front desk to register.

    Do you know we also offer private lessons?  Private lessons are a great way for students to get extra assistance on a specific skill.

    Register Online

  • How do I book to come to Moody Park Outdoor Pool?

    You will need to have an account for the City of New Westminster’s Parks and Recreation online registration. By clicking on to the online registration on our homepage, it will prompt you to set up an account if you do not already have one. If you have any questions, please call 604-526-4281 and staff can assist you with either a registration or setting up your account so that you can book online with ease. All patrons must be pre-registered to attend a swim.

    Can I show up to Moody Park Outdoor Pool without a reservation?

    All patrons wanting to attend Mood Park Pool MUST have a reservation prior to the swim starting in order to attend the swim. Registration can be done by calling 604-526-4281 or registering online. There are no waitlist or standby options available.

    What happens if I need to cancel my reservation?

    Call 604- 526-4281 to cancel your reservation. There is a 24 hour cancelation policy. If you are not able to attend please let us know so we can fill that space with someone else.

    What happens if I want to transfer my reservation to a new time?

    We are able to transfer you to a new reservation service or time that is on the same day as your current reservation. Notice of transfer must be given at least 1 hour prior to your current reservation. If all reservations are full transferring will not be an option. Transfers are only available to the client who is currently registered in the reserved drop-in.

    Why is the swim only 1 hour?

    This is in order to accommodate as much of the community as possible as this summer we are operating at reduced capacity.

    What are the reserved drop-in options at Moody Park Pool?

    Shallow End Leisure Swim - The booking includes the use of the tot area and shallow areas of the pool up until the start of the deep end lane section

    Lane Swim - The booking is one 25-metre deep-water lane for swimming lengths, exercising or water running only. One person per single lane.  

    Leisure Swim – The booking includes the use of the tot area, shallow area and the deep end. Rock climbing wall will be available during selected days and times. There are NO lanes during this time.  

     

    Can I swim in a different area from what I booked?

    No. Patrons are expected to stay within the area that they booked.

    What measures are in place to keep me safe?

    We have carefully calculated the number of people allowed into the facility to ensure physical distancing. We have enhanced our cleaning procedures throughout the facility. Our re-opening plan has been approved by public health.  

    Can COVID-19 be transferred through water?

    There is no evidence that SARS-CoV-2 can survive in pools that are properly monitored and treated with the use of chlorine. The pool is electronically and manually monitored for appropriate chemical treatment.

    Will City of New Westminster be enforcing physical distancing in and around the facility?

    Markers and directional arrows will be placed around the pool. To ensure a 2m distance is maintained between the different groups.  

    What is the cost?

    Admissions Monday to Friday are $2 per person for ages 4 years and older. Admission is free on weekends. Aquafit classes have an admission fee of $5.60, 15-64 years and $4.00 for those 65+ years

    What happens if it is raining?

    All swims and Aquafit will run rain or shine. We will not cancel swims due to the rain. Your swim reservation time will not be rescheduled due to rain.

    When will we be allowed into the facility?

    You will not be allowed into the facility prior to the start of your swim. Please arrive between 5-15 minutes early only.

    What happens if I am late?

    The doors remain open throughout the swim time block. If you arrive late, your swim time will not be extended and check-in will still be required. If you miss your swim booking, you will forfeit the booking.

    Can we use the change rooms?

    There is very limited change room and shower availability. Change rooms are only open for 15 minutes after your swim time block ends. Please come prepared in your swimming attire prior to entering the facility and plan to go home to shower and change after the swim.  

    Are there lockers available to lock up my stuff?

    No the lockers will not be available to use. You will have a designated spot on the deck that contains a personal belongings bin. Please do not bring valuables with you to the swim. Please note deck chairs are not provided.

    What equipment will be available?

    Limited kickboards, water running belts, mats and toys will be available. You may bring your own equipment.  

    Will the water fountains be open? Can I bring food?

    Bring water! Water fountains will not be available. Food is not allowed on the deck and must be eaten outside of the pool area.  

    Can I book for my children but not come with them?

    Yes. Anyone 7 years of age or older may swim on their own. We strongly recommend that any child that is not a strong swimmer have a parent or guardian present and they stay within arms’ reach. All patrons entering the facility are required to be registered and pay before entering. You are welcome to watch from outside the fence if you are not registered to come in.  

    Can I go out and in from the facility?

    No. There will be no in and out privileges.