The City of North Vancouver has decided to keep the new water park in the Shipyards area open for an extra week. The water park was supposed to be closed down for the season on Labour Day weekend, but it will be now open until September 7.
“Sunny skies all week means the water park is staying open for an extra week. Open daily 10am to 8pm through September 7,” the city announced in a brief social media post.
The water park will now be closing for the season on September 7. The 8,000-square-foot-water play area was inaugurated with much fanfare by Mayor Linda Buchanan in July.
Meanwhile, CNV is planning to open the new 12,000-square-feet outdoor skating facility in the winter. The tentative date for the opening for the ice rink is November 15. The rink, which includes a looped skating trail, will be open until March 31.
The outdoor public rink will be the largest in the Lower Mainland. The water park in the summer and the rink in the winter is part of a broad renewal of public space at the Shipyards Common. Along with a 12,000 square foot public skating rink and 8,000 square foot water park, the area offers a recreated historic machine shop structure as well as 20,000 square-foot of event space.
In total, the Shipyards includes 84,000 square feet of mixed-use commercial and community space, featuring a boutique hotel, restaurants, cafes, grocery store, event venue, and satellite campus for Capilano University.
Larry’s Market and Welcome Parlour Ice Cream are among the commercial tenants that are now open to the public. Opening soon are Jamjar Canteen, Caffe Artigiano, The Wallace Venue, Nook, Seaside Hotel by Executive Group, Method Indoor Cycling, and a 10,000 square foot flagship location for JOEY Restaurants.