Service Resumption Update – Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Centre

Service Resumption Update – Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Centre

I am happy to share that the Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Centre will begin a gradual re-opening with limited program offerings beginning on Monday, September 8.  The facility hours at this time will be Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 8:00pm and Saturday/Sunday 8:30am to 5:00pm. At this time, the doors will be closed to the general public and only those participating in activities will be permitted access to the facility.  The only exception to this will be residents wishing to access the library kiosks and lockers.  All those entering the facility will be required to wear a mask and answer screening questions. A staff member will be posted at the door to assist clients and respond to inquiries.

Please see below for key dates:

September 8

Re-opening of the Cardio/Weight Room

– Limit of 4 people in the room at one time to ensure adequate, safe space per person

– Some machines will be closed off to ensure social distancing is maintained at all times

– A Cardio/Weight attendant will be supervising the space at all times to ensure that clients abide by covid protocols and to provide assistance when required.

– clients can book a 90 minute session via our Front Desk Suite software (more info to come) up to 2 days in advance. There will be 2 online spaces and 2 walk-in spaces available per timeslot.  Clients may call the customer service desk (613-580-2990)  for assistance with booking their timeslot if required.

– Booking times:


  Monday to Friday Saturday & Sunday
Morning 7:30am to 9:00am

9:15am to 10:45am

11:00am to 12:30pm

8:30am to 10:00am

10:15am to 11:45am


Evening 4:30pm to 6:00pm


1:30pm to 3:00pm

3:00pm to 4:30pm


September 14

Resumption of the After School Program

– the start date was changed from September 3 to September 14 due to low registration numbers and to account for the delay in bus transportation

– Registration numbers will be monitored and, should the program need to be cancelled due to insufficient registration, families will be provided ample notice to secure alternate childcare


September 15

Resumption of Drop in Fitness Classes

– a reduced number of drop in fitness classes will be offered

– the schedule is being developed and will be released once finalized

– class sizes will be reduced to abide by a 70sq. ft. requirement per person attending the class

– only equipment that can be easily sanitized will be permitted for use


October 13

Resumption of registered programs

– a reduced number of registered programs will be offered.

– class sizes will be smaller to accommodate physical distancing requirements

– the schedule is being developed and will be released once finalized


Covid controls:

– a staff member will be posted at the front door to greet clients, ask screening questions and provide information and instruction;

– clients will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entry;

– clients will be required to wear a mask when entering the facility and until participating in physical activity;

– where the activity is stationary in nature, clients 10 years of age and older will be required to wear a mask at all times as per recommendations from the Ministry of Health and the City of Ottawa’s mask by-law;

– directional paths have been created and signage has been posted in the Centre to guide clients and provide a visual identifier of 2m physical distance;

– enhanced cleaning protocols will be in place including frequent sanitization of equipment, high touch points and shared spaces;

– Changerooms will be available but showering will not be permitted.


More information will be provided as centre staff continue their preparations.