Parkinson Recreation Centre extends free access to B.C. evacuees

November 22, 2021

News Release

Those displaced from their homes due to flooding in surrounding communities of B.C. are welcome to visit Parkinson Recreation Centre until further notice to use the aquatics area and fitness centre free of charge. 

“We understand that many people staying in our city at the moment are dealing with incredible challenges back home, and we want to do what we can to help those displaced feel a bit more at ease during their time here” says Drew Petrie, Administration & Business Services Manager at Parkinson Recreation Centre.

Evacuees from displaced communities including Merritt and Princeton will simply need to present photo ID along with their pink ESS registration slip to receive access to the Parkinson Recreation Centre aquatics area and fitness centre at no cost. Visit for the latest PRC pool schedule including public swim times and fitness centre schedule. 

All visitors must also be fully vaccinated to use the fitness centre at Parkinson Recreation Centre, in compliance with Provincial Health Orders. Learn more about safety measures in place at recreation facilities at