Calling all beach volleyball lovers – there’s a new court at a North Vancouver park that you can sink your feet into this summer.
In case you missed it, as part of the Mahon Park improvements, the City of North Vancouver has installed a fresh new sandy court behind the Fen Burdett grandstands.
Before the fun begins, there are a few guidelines in place at the moment. Those using the volleyball courts are being advised to keep two metres between themselves and others at all times to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Further to this, the city states only six players are currently allowed on the courts at one time, three per side, and that players shouldn’t engage in blocking and should limit contact when using shared equipment.
The park, at 1601 Forbes Ave., is one of the city’s largest and oldest parks and has plenty of amenities to keep the whole family occupied if they aren’t that into volleyball.
There are several sports fields, fitness equipment, a baseball diamond, a new community track, picnic areas, a seasonal water park, a playground, labyrinth, and natural areas to explore.
As well as the new volleyball courts, the city has also recently added pickleball courts, an off-leash dog area, and lighting at the Chris Zuehlke baseball diamond.
Two other temporary volleyball courts can be found just east of the Dog Park at Kings Mill Walk Park in Harbourside, with stunning views of the water.
Unless booked, all the courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Rules for casual use will be posted on site, and are similar to those employed on community tennis courts,” the city states. “Games and drop-in use should be limited to one hour when other players are waiting to use the courts.”
The courts are available for use from 8 a.m. to dusk. The city asks that no food, glass, or alcoholic beverages are brought onto the courts and that community members ensure their furry four-legged friends stay off the courts, too.
To reserve the courts or for more information, contact the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission at 604-983-6318.
The hourly booking fee is $5.18 for adults and $2.07 for youth.
NVRCC requires at least 24 hours to confirm and permit booking requests.
More park features can be found on the city’s interactive parks map.