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City of Richmond seeks public feedback on outdoor pools

The public consultation runs until Sunday, Sept. 26.
The City of Richmond is seeking public feedback on the Steveston and South Arm outdoor pools.

Richmondites are being asked to share their thoughts about the city’s two outdoor swimming pools.

The City of Richmond has launched a short survey on its public engagement platform,, about Steveston and South Arm outdoor pools, which are open seasonally and used for swim lessons as well as public and length swims.

The goal is to learn what times and services are of the most benefit to pool users.

“It’s important to get feedback from existing users as well as those who don’t frequent the facility to help identify if any potential barriers to access exist,” said city spokesperson Kim Decker.

The request for feedback, Decker said, is related to discussions at city council earlier this spring about pool use.

At the time, councillors were sorting out new operating hours for Steveston pool ahead of it opening for the season, which balance pool use between the various groups who use the facility.

During those discussions, councillors asked that more feedback be sought from the public and pool users.

In 2019, more than 100 patrons petitioned the city for longer hours at Steveston pool, and that length swimming hours be protected.

The public consultation runs until Sunday, Sept. 26.