Facilities, parks, and services impacted by COVID-19

While community recreation centres and libraries remain closed for now, parks — including facilities and parking lots — are being carefully reopened as it becomes safe to do so. District Hall is closed for most-in person visits, but staff is available to help you in a number of ways. 

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Doing business with District Hall

We are available to help you by phone, email, and online, but in-person visits to District Hall are limited to paying your property taxes (though we encourage you to consider paying your taxes through online or telephone banking, by mail, or by using the drop box at the front door of the Hall).

Here's how to connect with us:

  • Email enquiries@dnv.org
  • Phone during office hours (Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm) — 604-990-2311
  • After hours emergency line — 604-990-3666

Find other ways to do business with us while District Hall is closed

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Garbage, recycling, and organic waste collection services

We continue to collect garbage, organics, and reycling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please keep a distance of at least two metres from our collection crews and wait until after the truck departs to bring your emptied carts back in to help everyone stay safe.

Disposing hygiene products during the COVID-19 pandemic

To help protect worker safety, be sure to put used tissues, hygiene products, and medical waste in secure bags before putting them in your garbage (and keep them out of your blue box).

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Public meeting cancellations

Due to the Hall closure, these meetings are suspended until further notice:

  • Council meetings — All in-person council meetings, council workshops, advisory committee meetings, public hearings, and public engagement opportunities
  • Public meetings — Meetings by community groups that use District Hall meeting facilities
  • Public consultation — All in-person consultations with the public around major projects and initiatives 
  • "Meet your Mayor" — All sessions of "Meet Your Mayor"

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Park, trail, and facility availability

Community centres

  Open  Closed Re-opening date
Delbrook Community Rec Centre   X Unknown
Karen Magnussen Community Rec Centre   X Unknown
Ron Andrews Community Rec Centre   X Unknown
Parkgate Community Centre   X Unknown


  Open Closed Re-opening date
Capilano branch X   July 7, 2020
Lynn Valley branch X   July 7, 2020
Parkgate branch X   July 7, 2020

Use the library online

Recreation and local attractions

  Open Closed Re-opening date
Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre   X Unknown
Maplewood Farm X   July 13, 2020
Muro Frazer Pitch and Putt X   May 4, 2020
North Vancouver Tennis Centre X   July 13, 2020
Northlands Golf Course X   May 4, 2020


Trails in the District are open, with the exception of those listed here. Please remember to remain six feet from other trail users, and if you can, visit during less busy times.

  Open  Closed Re-opening date
Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge   X Unknown
Quarry Rock   X Unknown

Facilities in parks

In line with recommendations of the local health authority, we gradually reopened outdoor facilities starting in early May. All parks and most park facilities are now open.

The concession at Cates Park will reopen starting June 27.

Sports fields

All District sports fields are closed to scheduled games and practices, but remain open for casual use.

Starting June 22, permits for youth baseball will be available. Under the permit, you can perform drills and skill development but no formal games. These restrictions are based on recommendations from ViaSport, the provincial body overseeing the process for sports to resume.

Parking lots in parks

Parking lots at several major parks are closed, but all other parking lots in parks are open.

  Open Closed Re-opening date
Cates Park/Whey-ah-Wichen main parking lot X   June 1, 2020
Cates Park/Whey-ah-Wichen boat launch parking   May 23, 2020
Cates Park/Whey-ah-Wichen east parking lot adjacent to tennis courts X   May 22, 2020
Deep Cove Park X   June 5, 2020
Kilmer Park X   June 1, 2020
Lynn Canyon Park east X   June 1, 2020
Lynn Canyon Park west   X Unknown
Mt. Fromme X   June 1, 2020
Panorama Park X   June 5, 2020


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Road closures and on-street parking restrictions

We have implemented parking restrictions on streets near popular parks and trails, and restricted some streets to resident use only.

Area Restricted or no parking Local traffic only
Deep Cove Road   X
East Braemar Road between 600 block and 700 block X  
Hyannis Point  X  
Indian River Drive / Inlet Cresc   X
Indian River Drive/ Woodlands   X
Lynn Valley Road between Dempsey Road and Evelyn Street X  
Mt Seymour Rd   X
Mountain Highway between Coleman Street and McNair Drive X  
Panorama Drive / Gallant   X
Riverside Drive North X  
Robinson Road X  


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