Annual Shutdown of Recreation Facilities

July 2, 2019

The Pomeroy Sport Center, Kids Arena Field House and the North Peace Arena will be closed to the public from July 22 to August 5, 2019, reopening August 6, 2019.  This closure includes the Northern Vac Walking Track, basketball court, ping pong tables, and the indoor playground at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.

The City of Fort St. John recreation facilities are actively used by our citizens year round. In most cases, the facilities are open 20 hours per day, 7 days a week. As a result, each facility requires maintenance and upgrading and the closure provides an opportunity for staff training.

An annual shut down of the Pomeroy Sport Centre, North Peace Arena, and Kids Arena Fieldhouse will allow staff to maintain or upgrade their certificates and competencies and give the ability to complete an annual maintenance cycle on the facility and equipment. In particular, maintenance tasks in programmed and bookable portions of each facility will be completed. 

The concept of the annual shutdown is widely accepted in the industry and is current practice at the North Peace Leisure Pool that is scheduled to occur September 2 - 29, 2019.

During the closure, the Fort St. John Visitor Centre will be relocated to Centennial Park, 9522 100 Street, near the North Peace Leisure Pool. This mobile visitor centre will be housed within the existing mobile visitor trailer and will be open between 10 am and 6 pm daily.  Visitors will be able to purchase items, obtain maps and receive information regarding the area.

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Media Contact:
Kylah Bryde
Recreation Manager