submitted by Jill Sturdy, Municipality of NG

Due to unforeseen construction delays in the Riverside Park Recreation Expansion Project, the season opening of the Kemptville Pool will be postponed until Monday, July 10, 2023.

“Council regrets very much the postponement by one week of the opening of our pool season. Despite our absolute best efforts since last September, there have been recent unforeseen construction-related delays. This means that the municipal pool in Kemptville at Riverside Park will open one week later than we had planned. We appreciate that municipal staff are working very hard to ensure that we are open on July 10 and thank all pool users for their patience and understanding,” highlighted Mayor Nancy Peckford.

Additional temporary measures will be implemented to support pool operation and programming while the construction on the expanded pool house is being completed. This delay will impact scheduled programming as follows:

  • Public swim, family swim, and adult/lane swim schedule will begin on the week of July 10, 2023.
  • Start dates for the Kemptville Bluefins Swim Team, Aquafit, Parent and Tot, and Saturday morning lessons will be delayed until July 10, 2023. Participants will receive a pro-rated refund.
  • All morning swim lessons between July 3 and July 14 will be cancelled and refunded to the original method of payment.
  • In the Spring of 2023, the Municipality of North Grenville entered into a partnership with the YMCA of Eastern Ontario to manage pool programming. YMCA staff will be reaching out directly to affected registered families.
  • Families may wish to proactively use the YMCA’s online registration portal for new swim lessons that are available later in the season.

For more information regarding aquatics programming at the Kemptville Pool, email [email protected] or call YMCA member services at 1-613-342-7961. Questions related to the Riverside Park Recreation Expansion Project can be directed to [email protected].

Background on Riverside Park Recreation Expansion Project

In 2021, Council approved a significant investment to Riverside Park, with construction beginning in September 2022. Recreation amenities identified were based on public engagement in the 2020 Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan.

New recreational amenities as part of the Riverside Park Recreation Expansion Project include:

  • a new building facility that will support accessible washrooms and provide year-round outdoor access to other users of the park;
  • a splash pad with a variety of spray elements including a mega bucket soaker;
  • a 50 by 100 feet outdoor rink with a concrete base. Elements will include ice refrigeration, provisions for a roof structure, and will be designed to support summer sports such as basketball, ball hockey, and special events.

Details on the Construction and Riverside Park Recreation Expansion Project can be found on the municipal website.


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