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.



  • Outdoor Pools

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

    Dive, swim, and float under the sun, clouds or whatever! Limited drop-in will be available for each sessions, however reservation is highly recommended.

    Visit the online schedule to book a lane or leisure swim, 3 days in advance for New Westminster residents and 2 days in advance for everyone. 

    Read more about Outdoor Pools

  • Public Ice Skating

    Moody Park Arena
    Starting July 10

    Four days a week!

    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

    Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
    Sunday, 11:30 - 1:00 pm, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

    Starting July 10.

    Drop-in Fee: $2.00

  • Spray Parks & Water Features

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

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

     9:00 am - 9:00 pm daily, Open til September 30.

    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 will be installing up to 15 temporary misting stations and bottle fillers in priority neighbourhoods later this summer (anticipated in late July/ early August).  

    Stay Cool Map (PDF)