Parks and Recreation Step Two Updates

Posted On Monday June 28, 2021

Please see the attached poster and our COVID-19 page for more information.

As Ontario enters Step Two of the Roadmap to Re-open, on June 30th, virtually all public health and workplace measures from Step One remain in place. The Township must continue to keep closed the North KawarthaWilson Park, and Glen Alda Community Centres, which means indoor programs and/or services at the Community Centres are currently suspended. This includes the Fitness Centre, the NKCC ice surface, and all other programming.

There are only a few small changes, and for the Parks & Recreation Department these changes apply only to outdoor amenities. We have re-opened as many of our outdoor facilities as may be allowed, while being in compliance with all regulations and restrictions required under the Three-Step Provincial re-opening plan and provincial government Step Two Regulation O. Reg 263/20. Re-opened outdoor recreation amenities include the tennis & pickleball courts and sports field at Wilson Park, the playgrounds at the Wilson Park and Glen Alda Community Centres, the boat launches, and the public beaches at Chandos and Quarry Bay. All of these amenities re-opened at various times with restrictions. The minor changes as of June 30th at 12:01 am, to the restrictions (most of which have been in place since at least May 22nd) are in “bold” below.

If you use the opened amenities, the Township and Public Health Officials remind you:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • In unsupervised areas, User Assumes All Risks and Liability.
  • Physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) must be maintained between anyone who is not from the same household.
  • You must wear a mask (even outdoors) if you cannot maintain physical distancing.
  • Sports or games must be modified to ensure no personal contact.
  • Sports and recreation activities that cannot provide a minimum of 2 metres distancing are not allowed.
  • Maximum group gathering size is 25 outdoors.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or use hand-sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • If parking lot is full or the area is busy, please come back another time.
  • Do not park on the highway.
  • The opened amenities will be patrolled regularly.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.