Park Board to resume food services at concessions, golf clubhouses
Clubhouses at Fraserview, Langara, and McCleery golf courses will reopen July 3 with reduced hours and offerings, while 12 Park Board concession stands, located along beaches and in destination parks, will reopen in phases from July 7 until July 15. Concession stands typically run seasonally from spring to fall.
Based on guidelines set by WorkSafe BC, Vancouver Coastal Health, and other key stakeholders, food services will resume with some changes:
- High-touch areas will be removed, and only cashless forms of payment will be accepted (debit, credit, and Apple pay).
- Signage will be added to help guests maintain a 2 m (6 ft) distance from others.
- Interior seating at clubhouses will be limited to 50% capacity, and exterior patio spaces will be expanded to allow for physical distancing.
- At golf clubhouses, dine-in guests will be required to place their order with the cashier, as traditional full-service dining will not be offered in order to limit in-person interactions.
- At this time, clubhouses will not be offering catering services or accepting reservations for large groups.
The Park Board is taking a thoughtful and phased reopening and recovery approach in alignment with the BC Restart Plan External website, opens in new tab, and in consultation with various government and non-government agencies and partners.
What facilities are open
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.
For more information about the status of services and facilities impacted by COVID-19, visit vancouver.ca/covid19