OFFICE HOURS: Daily 10AM - 6PM

PHONE: 403-254-4148

EMAIL: office@lakechap.ca

Lake Hours 9am - 9pm

CRA COVID-19 Response Plan

UPDATED Usage Policy - Monday, November 16, 2020
 
AHS has updated its mandate on group and event bookings.  See list below for more information, highlighted are the most affected at Lake Chap
 
  • No social gatherings inside your home or outside of your community
  • 15-person limit on family and social gatherings
  • Limit of 3 cohorts, plus child care
  • Mask use encouraged in all indoor workplaces
  • Employers in office settings to reduce employees in the workplace at one time
  • Restaurants/pubs to stop liquor sales by 10pm, close by 11pm (Nov 13-27)
  • Ban on indoor group fitness classes and team sports (Nov 13-27)
  • Ban on group singing, dancing and performing activities (Nov 13-27)
  • 50-person limit on wedding and funeral services (indoor and out)
  • Faith-based gatherings limited to 1/3 capacity
 
 
UPDATED Guest Policy - Monday, October 12, 2020
 
2 guests per lake card will be permitted into the facility ALL DAY (9am - 9pm), 7 days a week.
 
Children under 12 do not need a card and do not count as guests at any time.
 
UPDATED Guest Policy - Tuesday, September 1, 2020
 
1 guest per lake card will be permitted into the facility ALL DAY (9am - 9pm), 7 days a week.
 
Children under 12 do not need a card and do not count as guests at any time.
 
UPDATED Guest Policy - Thursday, August 27, 2020
 
1 guest per lake card will be permitted into the facility ALL DAY (9am - 9pm), Monday to Friday. 
 
There are no guests on weekends. 
 
Children under 12 do not need a card and do not count as guests at any time.
 
 
 
THESE GUIDELINES WILL BE EFFECTIVE THURSDAY JULY 30, 2020.
 
(Mandatory masks in the Lake House will start August 1, 2020 as per City of Calgary Temporary By-Laws)
 
 
COVID-19 Update - July 28, 2020
 
In order to keep all residents safe, and the Lake still open during COVID-19, we may have to close the gate from time to time to regulate capacity. While we aim to not have to do this, if we deem the circumstances unsafe due to crowding on the beach, we will close the gate for 1 - 2 hour increments.
 
We are here to keep you safe!
 
You can help us by ensuring that you and your cohort are at least 2 metres away from the next group and limit your stay to 3 hours.
 
If you have any questions, please email manager@lakechap.ca.

 

COVID-19 - Update #9

We are pleased to inform you that on Wednesday, July 15 the park will be moving to Phase 5 of our Covid-19 Response plan. This will open up 2 areas that have been a high priority for our residents. The changes are listed below. All other rules will remain the same.

Entrance – MUST have a lake card to enter into the park. Scanning lake cards will begin.

Guests – Yes. Each lake card will be permitted to bring in 1 guest, Monday to Friday. 1 card = 1 guest.

Water Toys  – Yes. Only water toys that allow for physical distancing will be allowed at this time. Please refrain from using large water toys when the beach and water are busy.

Function Room Rental – Yes. We will resume taking booking for the function room with a new capacity of 30. Physical distancing protocol must still be practiced.

Thank you for your patience during this time. Please remember, you must present your lake card at the gate. If you do not have your lake card, you will not gain access to the park. Residents use the facility and amenities entirely at their own risk.

The health and safety of our members and staff are of the utmost importance to us; therefore, we will continue to be guided by the province’s public health officials to protect our residents from COVID-19. For more information on the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Government of Alberta website at https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

 

COVID-19 - Update #8

We are pleased to inform you that on Saturday, June 20th, park hours will increase. The park/lake will now be open from 9 am – 9 pm. As well, we have updated and opened more amenities for your use. These amenities are subject to the guidelines set forth by our local health officials.

Lake/Park hours – 9 am – 9 pm

Office hours – 10 am – 6 pm Mon – Fri, Sat & Sun 11 am – 7 pm

Entrance – MUST have a lake card to enter into the park. The scanning system is not permitted at this time.

Guests – No. Due to capacity restrictions with the guidelines set forth by AHS.

Lakehouse building – Open. Must respect the 2-meter distancing rules.

Washroom – Open. All washrooms will now be available. 

Boat Rental – Open. MUST bring your own life jacket. If sharing a boat, it must be with members of the same family. Subject to CRA boating rules.

Sports Rental Equipment – Open. The sharing of equipment is not permitted with members outside of your cohort.

Playgrounds & Exercise Equipment – Opened June 1st. At your own risk. Sanitizing stations provided. Please sanitize your hands before and after use.

Tennis & Pickleball - Single matches only, doubles with members outside of your household is not allowed at this time.  Each player should bring differently coloured balls to the court. Only pick up/touch your colour; don’t touch your opponent’s colours. 

Swimming – Water testing started on June 5th. Although AHS labs have suspended beach water sampling (bacteriological and blue-green algae) until further notice, the CRA will be bringing in a private company to test our water during the swimming season this year. This water sampling service will comprise of weekly sampling for Escherichia coli testing, as well as monitoring for presence/absence of cyanobacteria. Testing includes sampling, analysis and result reporting. If there is an issue, we will be able to let our members know within a day of testing.

Thank you for your patience during this time. Please remember, you must present your lake card at the gate. If you do not have your lake card, you will not gain access to the park. Guests are not permitted into the park at this time. Residents use the facility and amenities entirely at their own risk.

The health and safety of our members and staff are of the utmost importance to us; therefore, we will continue to be guided by the province’s public health officials to protect our residents from COVID-19. For more information on the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Government of Alberta website at https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx.

 

 

COVID-19 - Update #7 - Water Sampling is now taking place 

Although AHS labs have suspended beach water sampling (bacteriological and blue-green algae) until further notice, the CRA will be bringing in a private company to test our water during the swimming season this year. This water sampling service will comprise of weekly sampling for Escherichia coli testing, as well as monitoring for presence/absence of cyanobacteria. Testing includes sampling, analysis and result reporting. If there is an issue, we will be able to let our members know within a day of testing.

The CRA wants to ensure your swimming experience at the lake is safe and enjoyable.

 

COVID-19-Update #6- Playgrounds and Exercise Equipment now Open. The Office is Open by Appointment Only.

 

COVID-19 - Update #5 - Beach, Swimming and Seasonal Washrooms Opening as of Friday, May, 29th 

We are pleased to inform you that more amenities will be opening on Friday, May 29th. These amenities are still subject to the guidelines set forth by our local health officials.

 

Washroom – Seasonal washroom only available at this time.

Beach and Swimming:

 

Thank you for your patience. Please remember, you must present your lake card at the gate. If you do not have your lake card, you will not gain access to the park. Guests are not permitted into the park at this time. Residents use the facility and amenities entirely at their own risk.

The health and safety of our members and staff are of the utmost importance to us; therefore, we will continue to be guided by the province’s public health officials to protect our residents from COVID-19. For more information on the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Government of Alberta website at https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx.

 

COVID-19 - Update #4 - Additional Amenities Opening as of Sunday, May 24th 

We are pleased to inform you that more amenities will be opening Sunday, May 24th. These amenities are still subject to the guidelines set forth by our local health officials.

 

Thank you for your patience during this time. We are still working on the next phase and hope to have the beach and swimming areas open as the warmer weather arrives. Please remember, you must present your lake card at the gate. If you do not have your lake card, you will not gain access to the park. Guests are not permitted into the park at this time. Residents use the facility and amenities entirely at their own risk.

The health and safety of our members and staff are of the utmost importance to us; therefore, we will continue to be guided by the province’s public health officials to protect our residents from COVID-19. For more information on the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Government of Alberta website at https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx.

 

COVID-19 - UPDATE #3 - Partial Reopening

We are excited to announce that the CRA will be partially reopening its gates on May 14th, 2020, with Wednesdays, May 13th announcement by the Premier. As part of the phasing process, the CRA has had to make many adjustments to the park in order to follow the guidelines and directions provided by our local health and government officials.

Park hours will be Monday to Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm. As well, to reduce any areas that are considered “high touch,” the following will continue to be closed to residents and will only open in stages as we are provided with further guidelines by our local authorities:

You must present your lake card at the gate. If you do not have your lake card, you will not gain access to the park. Guests are not permitted into the park at this time. Please be aware that the red flag is still up, and we encourage all residents to respect the red flag rule. Fishing is permitted as long as physical distancing guidelines are followed. As well, lake access paths and associated green space areas will open with physical distance guidelines being followed.

The health and safety of our members and staff, are of the utmost importance to us; therefore, we will continue to be guided by the province’s public health officials to protect our residents from COVID-19.

Thank you for your understanding during this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate any updates. For more information on the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Government of Alberta website at https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx.

The Lake office will remain open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Payments of lake fees are to continue to be made by cheque (mail-in) and online by credit card. If you have any inquiries, please contact the Lakehouse at 403-254-4148 or by email at office@lakechap.ca

 

COVID-19 - UPDATE #2

In light of recent developments, with the closing of recreational facilities by the City of Calgary, the CRA has made the difficult decision to close until further notice commencing March 17, 2020. The health and safety of our members, guests and staff, are of the utmost importance to us; therefore, we will continue to be guided by the province’s public health officials to protect our residents and guests from COVID-19.

Thank you for your understanding during this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate any updates. For more information on the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Government of Alberta website at https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx.

 

COVID-19 - UPDATE #1

The CRA is monitoring the developments related to COVID-19 and following guidelines from local health authorities. The health and safety of our members, guests, and staff are of the highest importance to the Chaparral Residents Association. As a precaution to help limit the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and support the community’s efforts to promote social distancing, the CRA has implemented the following:

At this time, the office and park will remain open for members and guests. However, we ask that office inquires be done over the phone (403-254-4148) or email office@lakechap.ca.  As per the Government of Alberta guidelines, we are requesting certain individuals refrain from coming to the office, or use any part of the facility. These individuals include anyone who has:

We are monitoring the situation and will continue to communicate with any updates. Thank you for your understanding during this time. For more information on the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Government of Alberta website at https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx.