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Bloedel Conservatory to reopen July 13

July 6 2020 –

The Vancouver Park Board is reopening Bloedel Conservatory on Monday, July 13 with new physical distancing and operational procedures to ensure the safety of visitors, Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association members, and staff.

To limit contact onsite, visitors and members will be required to book a 45-minute time slot in advance, and will be asked to bring their ticket to scan at their designated entry time. Members will also be required to bring their membership card.

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Physical distancing and sanitization

Visitors are reminded to keep two metres apart from others at all times, and the path in the conservatory will be one way to support physical distancing. The gift shop will remain closed. Washrooms and other high-touch areas will be sanitized regularly throughout the day.

The conservatory was closed on March 16 along with other Park Board facilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Park Board is taking a thoughtful and phased reopening and recovery approach in alignment with the BC Restart Plan , and in consultation with various government and non-government agencies and partners.

Other reopened facilities

In recent weeks, the Park Board has reopened golf courses, VanDusen Botanical Garden, tennis and pickleball courts, pitch and putts, skate parks, synthetic sports fields, basketball and volleyball courts, disc golf, roller hockey, multisport courts, playgrounds and spray parks.

Beginning July 13, Kitsilano, New Brighton, and Second Beach outdoor pools will open and nine Vancouver beaches will be staffed with lifeguards. Maple Grove Pool will also open, but might be slightly delayed while staff configure the online booking system.

The Park Board continues to review the feasibility of reopening other facilities and services and will make adjustments to its operations based on the latest information provided by Vancouver Coastal Health, the Provincial Health Officer, and industry partners.

Visit vancouver.ca/covid19 for more information about the status of services and facilities impacted by COVID-19.