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COVID-19 Update: Please note that birthday parties packages have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and will be offered on a limited basis beginning September 14, 2020. Please review the new information on the COVID-19 webpage and check regularly for up-to-date program and scheduling information.

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Gym and pool party rentals resume September 20, 2020. Party times are scheduled based on facility availability and gathering limits are determined by room capacities as well as physical distancing requirements. Party booking details including the exact number of children attending and payment must be completed at least 7 days prior to the party date. Parental supervision is required for all birthday parties.

To book a gym or pool party, please contact prcbookings@porthope.ca or phone 905-885-2474

COVID-19 guidelines for gym and pool parties can be found below. 

A gym party rental includes 1-hour gym time followed by 1-hour in Program Room A for gifts and food. At this time, gym party rentals are only available on Saturdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm until November 30, 2020, and will not be programmed by staff. A maximum of 14 people are permitted. The following are COVID-19 guidelines pertaining to gym party rentals:  

  • A gym party rental will take place at the Town Park Recreation Centre and will include the use of Program Room A (2 hours) and the Gym (1 hour).
  • The renter will have the program room from 12:30pm-3:30pm which includes the half-hour set up time, 2-hour party time and half-hour clean up time.
  • The renter will be provided with a bag of equipment that can be used in the gym during the allotted gym party time. It is noted that Staff will not facilitate activities, but rather will clean and sanitize the equipment after use.
  • A maximum of 14 people are permitted in accordance with room capacities and physical distancing.
  • The renter must arrive at 12:30pm to check in with customer service staff, complete screening and set up the room. Participants may begin arriving at 12:30pm to complete screening. The party time is from 1:00pm-3:00pm. 
  • The renter is responsible for having a contact tracing list which includes the name and number of each participant, and must provide this list to the facility to keep on file for a minimum of 30 days.
  • The renter or designate will ensure that participants maintain 2m distancing at all times in the lobby, gym, washrooms and program room.
  • Face coverings must be worn by all participants when they enter the Town Park Recreation Centre and until they are seated/eating. Face coverings are not required during high levels of physical activity in the gym, however physical distancing must be maintained. In instances where physical distancing is not possible, a face covering must be worn.
  • Any food that is served in the program room as part of the party celebration is to be served and portioned to each person. Buffet style or shared bowls/trays is not permitted.
  • The renter will have access to the fridge in the kitchen to keep items cool. There is a maximum of 2 people in the kitchen at a time.
  • Participants must leave the gym at 2pm to allow staff to sanitize and clean up equipment.
  • The renter is responsible for cleaning up food, garbage, and decorations. Staff will be responsible to sweep/mop/sanitize tables/chairs and will enter the program room at 3:15pm to start and ensure cleaning is complete for the next user groups coming in.
  • The renter and participants must be out of the room promptly by 3:30pm.

For more information on a gym party rental, please contact prcbookings@porthope.ca or phone 905-885-2474

A pool party includes 1-hour of pool time followed by 1-hour in the community room for gifts and food. For any party participants aged 9 and under, a ratio of 1 adult for every 3 children in the water is required. At this time, pool party rentals are only available on Sundays from 10:30am-12:30pm until November 30, 2020. A maximum of 20 people are permitted. The following are COVID-19 guidelines pertaining to pool party rentals:

  • The renter must arrive at the Jack Burger Sports Complex promptly at 10am to check-in with customer service staff, complete screening and set up the party room. Participants may begin arrival at 10am to complete screening and allow time to change into pool attire.
  • The renter will have the community room from 10:00am-1:00pm which includes the half-hour renter set up time, 2-hour party time and half-hour clean-up time. Participants enter the pool at 10:30am.
  • There is a maximum of 20 people permitted in accordance with party room and dressing room capacities as well as physical distancing requirements.
  • The renter is responsible for having a contact tracing list which includes the name and number of each participant, and must provide this list to the facility to keep on file for a minimum of 30 days.
  • The renter or designate will ensure that 2m physical distancing is maintained at all times in the lobby, dressing rooms and community room.
  • Face coverings are to be worn by all participants until they enter the pool and until they are seated/eating. Face coverings are not required in the pool.
  • Pool party participants will be assigned to the family change rooms in order to enable adult swimmers coming in for 11:30am to use the male/female change rooms
  • Any food that is served in the community room as part of the party celebration is to be served and portioned to each person. Buffet style and shared bowls/trays are not permitted.
  • The renter is responsible for cleaning up food, garbage and decorations. Facility staff will be responsible to sweep/mop/sanitize tables/chairs and will enter the room at 12:45pm to start and ensure cleaning is complete for the next user groups coming in.
  • The renter and participants must be out of the community room promptly by 1pm.

For more information on a pool party rental, please contact prcbookings@porthope.ca or phone 905-885-2474

 Don't delay bookingbirthday parties are very popular and book up fast!