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Holy Cross Swim Park Operations 2021

June 17, 2021

Welcome to the Holy Cross Swim Park!

We are excited to announce that we will be opening our gates to the public with full access to all facilities, including washrooms, Lifeguards, and canteen, for the 2021 Summer season! 

Hours of Operation
Our hours of operation run 7 days per week from 11:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. from July 1, 2021 to September 5, 2021. Our facilities will be fully operational during this time. This means that before 11:00 A.M. and after 7:00 P.M. swimming will be at your own risk and washroom and canteen services are not open. 

Admission to enter Holy Cross Park is $2/person. All funds collected go directly back into our swim park helping our facility grow. Visitors should be aware that we do not take debit and there is no ATM onsite. 

Contact Information
Holy Cross Park Hotline: (709) 229-7033

Email: holyrood.swimpark@outlook.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Holycrossswimpark 

The swim park will be monitored hourly to ensure that the public are receiving a safe, clean and happy environment for the entirety of your stay. While we are doing our washroom checklists and cleaning procedures, the washrooms may be closed for short periods of time. The staff will work fast and efficiently to have the washrooms available to the public again. There is hand sanitizer located throughout the facility.

Park Rules
The staff at the swim park will enforce the rules to the fullest extent when they arise. To save everyone some trouble and disappointment, the rules are as follows:

  1. You must socially distance from other groups 
  2. No smoking. 
  3. No alcohol or drugs. 
  4. No pets. 
  5. No horseplay on the deck or in the water. 
  6. Children under the age of 12-years must be accompanied by an adult. 
  7. Physical distancing should always be practiced, if possible. 
  8. Floaties are not permitted within the guarded areas. 
  9. No running. 
  10. No diving. 

A picture of the rule board that is posted inside the park will be uploaded to our Facebook page.

Capacity and Call Back List– Maximum 240 people 
Because of the Global Pandemic, COVID-19 has changed our park in various ways. We are working effortlessly to ensure everyone will have the opportunity to enjoy time at the Holy Cross Swim Park this summer. However, because of COVID-19, the swim park must follow Government’s guidelines that are put in place. This means that the swim park will have a patron capacity of 230 – 240 persons at one time. 

We are doing a pilot project of our new operations manual for the first 2-weeks and then if changes need to be made they will be updated to this page.  

With the capacity of the park being 240 visitors at one time, we are implementing a first-come-first-serve and one-in-one-out plan. This means, once the park reaches the capacity of 240 persons, the park will be closed for entry until someone exits the facility. 

Once we reach our capacity, we will start a call-back sheet. If your party wishes to be added to this sheet, we will need to know (1) name, (2) phone Number, and (3) number of persons within the party. Staff will notify you through a phone call when capacity permits. Please note we will only call twice. After 2 unsuccessful attempts, Staff will move to the next person on the list.  Due to safety concerns, visitors are not allowed to line-up outside the park along Liam Hickey Drive.

The Holy Cross Swim Park Facebook page will post daily capacity updates to notify the public once we have reached capacity. Visitors can also call our Holy Cross Park Hotline by calling (709) 229-7033.

COVID-19 Screening
Upon your arrival at the swim park staff will be ask a member of your party a series of COVID-19 Screening Questions and you will be asked to provide your (1) Name, (2) Phone number and (3) Number of persons within your party. Admission to the park is $2.00 per person. Please have your admission fee ready when you arrive to ensure the line is moving as quickly as possible. After everything is filled out, you may enter the park and enjoy your day!

Once you enter the park we ask that all groups socially distance from those outside of your “Tight 20”. 

Canteen Menu
Our canteen menu is still in the development stage. More information to come soon!

We will post regular updates once the swim park is open to the public. Please refer to the Facebook page for more information. If there are any questions, please feel free to send a message via Facebook Messenger and we will do our best to answer your question in a timely manner.