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Posted on: May 26, 2020

City of White Rock reopens Waterfront Promenade and more parking

waterfront promenade and beach waterfront at White Rock, BC

The City of White Rock will reopen City facilities carefully during Phase Two of BC’s Restart Plan, balancing the need to support businesses and residents with reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19.

City Council voted May 25 to reopen the Promenade and half of the overall Waterfront parking this week. Pay parking will be increased to three hours from two, and reserved, four-hour parking for residents with yellow decals from 2019 and 2020 will continue. The Promenade fencing will remain on site to allow the City to stop access if physical distancing is not being followed.

The opening of the Promenade is aimed at giving pedestrians more space to keep a safe, physical distance. More parking spaces are expected to give restaurant, retail and salon customers places to park while they dine, receive services or shop.

Connecting with City Services
The City of White Rock is ensuring that essential work continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff are providing services by phone, email and online as well as continuing to provide essential services in the community while practising safe physical distancing.

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Recreation and Culture
Recreation and Culture facilities and services will reopen when it is safe to do so.

The City is offering a virtual Canada Day in White Rock on July 1. More details will be available soon at


Mayor Darryl Walker

“As our leaders say, the reopening in BC’s Restart Plan is like a dimmer switch instead of an on-off switch. White Rock is treating our reopening the same way. We need to ensure the safety of visitors and residents so we can continue to bend the curve of the spread of COVID-19 and keep our businesses open in the long term.

When you come to White Rock to enjoy the Promenade, please buy some items, enjoy some food, visit a salon, and help our businesses with a great restart. While you do, please keep a safe, physical distance from each other, follow the rules for stopping the spread of the virus, and be kind and patient with one another. We are all in this together and we will get through this together.”

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