Stay cool no matter the weather with these activities from New Westminster Parks and Recreation!

Enduring Extreme Heat? Visit our page of extreme heat resources and preparation information. Extreme Heat Preparedness

  • Air Conditioned Drop-in

    Century House, Queen's Park Sportsplex, Queensborough Community Centre

    Drop-in activities are available in these facilities with air conditioning. 

    Century House
    Queen's Park Sportsplex
    Queensborough Community Centre

    Search the Drop-in Schedule and use the location filters to find an activity suitable for you!

     

  • Aquafit (19 + years)

    Moody Park Outdoor Pool
    Hume Park Outdoor Pool
    Now open!

    Submerge yourself in a cooling group fitness class for adults 19+. Classes require reservation.

    Visit the drop-in fitness schedule to book a class.
    3 days in advance for New Westminster residents and 2 days in advance for everyone.

     

     

  • Misting Stations

    13 Locations
    Operational May - September

    Misting stations are available across the city to help keep people cool and hydrated during hot summer months. The blue posts feature a mister and a bottle filler and are a part of the City’s cooling strategy.  

    There are 13 misting stations in strategic locations across the city: 

    1. New Westminster Public Library (716 Sixth Avenue)
    2. Century House (Bus Stop - 620 Eighth Street)
    3. Rocky Point Ice Cream (500 Sixth Avenue)
    4. Twelfth and London (918 Twelfth Street)
    5. Twelfth and Nanaimo (621 Twelfth Street)
    6. Jack Mahony - Crosstown Greenway (701 Park Crescent)
    7. Thompson Landing (188 Dockside Court)
    8. Ewen and Jardine (1129 Ewen Avenue)
    9. Sukh Sugar (709 Ewen Avenue)
    10. Agnes Street Greenway (478 Agnes Street)
    11. Tipperary Park
    12. Simcoe Park
    13. Port Royal Park

    See the locations on the Stay Cool Map.

  • Outdoor Pools

    Moody Park Outdoor Pool, Hume Park Outdoor Pool & Grimston Wading Pool

    Dive, swim, and float under the sun, clouds or whatever! All sessions are now drop-in only.  

    Read more about Outdoor Pools

  • Public Ice Skating

    Moody Park Arena

    Cool down on ice! Enjoy skating with your friends and family of all ages. Staff will be on site to assist with skating assistance equipment. No hockey sticks or figure skating during these skates. Skate rentals are available. A limited quantity of helmets are available at no cost.

    Moody Park Arena

    See Online Schedule

  • Spray Parks & Water Features

    Five Locations
    Daily, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

    Splish and splash in New Westminster’s five spray parks and one really awesome wading pool!

     9:00 am - 8:00 pm daily, Open late spring to fall.

    Find the full schedule here.

  • As part of the City’s Extreme Heat Response,  staff have developed a map with information for residents indicating where to ‘cool off’ which includes locations of indoor cooling centres (opening when temperatures are 27°C) as well as drinking fountains, outdoor pools, and spray parks. The map also identifies green infrastructure such as parks and natural areas with mature trees and forested areas that create cool shade. Studies completed with the City of Vancouver found a difference of 8 degrees Celcius between neighbourhoods with higher levels of green canopy and those dominated by asphalt on a hot summer's day. In addition to creating this Stay Cool Map, staff install up to 15 temporary misting stations and bottle fillers in priority neighbourhoods.

    Stay Cool Map (PDF)