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As of May 22, playgrounds, skateparks, tennis, pickleball, volleyball and basketball courts, disc golf, outdoor fitness parks and athletic tracks have re-opened for safe use. 

Spray Parks will remain closed for the 2020 season.

Public Health Guidelines

In all re-opened spaces, users must follow these public health guidelines: 

  • Gather in a group less than 50 people
  • Maintain 2 meters from others not in my household or cohort
  • Only share common equipment with my household or cohort
  • Stay home if I am experiencing symptoms (go home if I develop symptoms)
  • Wash or sanitize my hands and cough/sneeze into my elbow or a tissue
  • Disinfect equipment before and after use

See additional guidelines specific to:

Sports Fields & Athletic Tracks | Parks & Open Spaces | Sports Courts | Skateparks | Playgrounds, Fitness Parks & Climbing Walls

Sports Fields and Athletic Tracks Safety Measures

What Can I Do?

  • Sports training, dryland training, skills practice

With my household or cohort:

  • Baseball, and other diamond sports
  • Football 
  • Cricket
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Rugby
  • Field Hockey
  • Ball Hockey
     

What Can't I Do?

  • No league play
  • No scrimmages or pick up games with people outside your family or cohort

How Can I Do Things There?

  • Take measures to ensure no accidental contact between participants
  • Make sure participants do not touch the same ball or equipment with their hands 
  • Bring my own hand sanitizer and water
  • Follow all other public health guidelines

Parks and Open Spaces Safety Measures

What Can I Do?

  • Picnics / barbecues
  • Use the trails 
  • Paddling, singles 
  • Kicking a ball
  • Informal stick sports (e.g shooting, passing)

With my household or cohort:

  • Frisbee
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Horseshoes 
  • Bocce ball
  • Paddling
     

How Can I Do Things There?

  • Consider wearing a mask to limit the risk of spread to others
  • Bring my own food, drinks and utensils  
  • Bring my own hand sanitizer
  • Take measures to ensure no accidental contact between participants
  • Make sure participants do not touch the same ball or equipment with their hands
  • Follow all other public health guidelines
     

Sports Courts Safety Measures

What Can I Do?

  • Tennis, single
  • Pickleball, singles
  • Disc golf 

With my household or cohort:

  • Tennis, doubles 
  • Pickleball, doubles
  • Badminton, doubles 
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

What Can't I Do?

  • No league play

How Can I Do Things There?

  • Bring my own marked equipment to play with (for example, marked tennis balls) and only touch that equipment
  • Come back another time if the courts are busy, or try another court
  • Bring my own hand sanitizer and water
  • Follow all other public health guidelines

Skateparks Safety Measures

What Can I Do?

  • Skateboarding
  • BMX riding
  • Push scooters
  • Inline skating 

How Can I Do Things There?

  • Wait my turn to use ramps, bars, etc.
  • Consider wearing a mask to limit the risk of spread to others
  • Bring my own hand sanitizer and water
  • Follow all other public health guidelines

Playgrounds and Fitness Parks Safety Measures

What Can I Do?

  • Playgrounds 
  • Fitness parks/climbing walls 

How Can I Do Things There?

  • Bring my own hand sanitizer and water
  • Visit the one in my neighbourhood
  • Encourage children not to share toys and limit contact with others
  • Follow all other public health guidelines

    See also Provincial Playground Guidance

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