Gorman Outdoor Pool

Updated June 8, 2021

In response to the Provincial news release Monday, June 7, 2021 and effective Friday, June 11 at 12:01 a.m. Ontario will be entering Step 1 of the COVID19 Reopening Plan.  As a result, some Town amenities and programs will be re-opening and operational in accordance with Step 1. Please note, All Town of Newmarket indoor buildings, facilities and indoor, in-person programs remain closed/cancelled as of the April 8, 2021 Lockdown notice, as they are not part of Step 1 of the Province’s Reopening Plan.  

In accordance with all health and safety regulations as outlined by the Province and York Region Public Health, Step 1 permits the operation of summer camps and outdoor pools.  This does not affect or cancel any VIRTUAL programs currently running.  Check back often for registration dates and be sure to follow us on Social Media @TownofNewmarket.

For up-to-date information about closures, additional re-openings in accordance with the Province’s plan, and the Town’s response to the pandemic, please visit Newmarket.ca/covid19 and follow @TownofNewmarket on social media.    

For more information about recreation services and amenities, please contact Customer Service: email info@newmarket.ca or call 905-895-5193.


Outdoor Gorman Pool

We are excited to welcome everyone back to the Outdoor Gorman Pool for public swim, parent & tot swim, senior swim, inclusion swim and aqua fitness classes. Capacity is limited and residents are required to reserve their swim time online prior to visiting the pool at play.newmarket.ca

The safety of staff and residents is our top priority. New procedures and cleaning protocols will be in effect. At this time, there will be reduced programming and a limited number of participants allowed to use the facility at a time to ensure that physical distancing can be maintained. There will be a daily admission fee per swim to be paid online prior to arrival during pre-registration.

Each program is scheduled for 45 minutes, with 15 minutes for cleaning/sanitation between each session. All bathers must exit the pool and deck area at the end of each swim session.

The Outdoor Gorman Pool, located at 424c D'Arcy St. is a popular outdoor heated pool, open in mid-late June until the beginning of September. It is an accessible pool with a beach-style entry, which gradually slopes from the shallow end to a depth of five feet in the deep end.

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The Outdoor Gorman Pool is also a popular spot in September each year for your four-legged friends during Newmarket's annual premier dog festival New'bark'et. The pool is opened during the festival for the popular 'pooch plunge.'

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