Brampton to reopen all parks this week with safety restrictions
The City of Brampton will be reopening all 500+ parks on Thursday, June 11, with guidance from Peel Public Health.
This includes open shade and picnic shelters, benches, leash-free dog parks, White Spruce Park disc golf course and skate parks (excluding at Chinguacousy Park).
Parks will close at 10:00 pm every night.
Tennis and pickleball courts, Peel Village Golf Course and Brampton Cemetery also remain open.
All playgrounds and play structures, sports fields and amenities, outdoor fitness equipment, outdoor swimming pools, splash pads/wading pools, washrooms, and drinking water systems will remain closed and are off-limits to the public.
As an additional measure to ensure the safety of the community, all outdoor playground and fitness equipment will be wrapped with orange plastic fencing to discourage public use while certain amenities remain closed.
Residents are reminded that as per the Ontario Government's emergency order, social gatherings of more than five people are still not permitted.
A distance of at least 2.0 metres (or six feet) must be maintained at all times from anyone a resident does not live with.
Additional garbage cans will be added as amenities open and increased inspections and garbage removal will be implemented as required.
Physical distancing measures will be in effect for shade/picnic shelters and will have strict maximum occupancy limits marked on signage posted at parks where shelters exist.
Residents are encouraged to bring their own chairs to utilize shade shelters, as access to tables and chairs will be limited to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Residents must take their chairs back home after use and any chairs left in a City of Brampton park overnight will be removed and discarded.
No bookings will be allowed at this time for picnic shelters and park spaces until further notice.
Brampton's four leash-free dog parks will have strict maximum occupancy limits clearly marked on signage posted.
- Bramalea Ltd Community Park (1030 Williams Parkway)
- Chris Gibson Park (135 McLaughlin Road North)
- Duggan Park (73 Vodden Street East)
- White Spruce Park (10302 Heart Lake Road)
For more information on Brampton's leash-free dog parks, click here.
Educating residents on the importance of following physical distancing guidelines is crucial to stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Beginning June 13, on weeknights and weekends, City staff will be in high-traffic parks engaging with and advising residents about health and safety measures in place and corporate Security Services will continue to monitor parks.
Individuals not complying with physical distancing rules can be fined a minimum of $880 for each offence, as per the Brampton COVID-19 Emergency Measures By-law.
Residents are asked to call 311 to report non-compliance.
With community health and safety being a priority, strict physical distancing measures will be in place at Brampton's parks.
The City urges residents to carry their own personal disinfectants, such as hand sanitizer or wipes, wash their hands often, and cough or sneeze into their elbow.
“As the weather warms up, we understand that residents will want to get out of their homes and enjoy the fresh air. We are working closely with Peel Public Health to ensure we open amenities only when it is safe to do so,” said Mayor Patrick Brown.
“The health and safety of our community remains our priority, and I am confident residents will respect the guidelines and practice physical distancing while they are out enjoying our parks.”
The City of Brampton is working closely with its partners at Peel Public Health and the Brampton Emergency Management Office to continue to monitor risks.
Visit www.brampton.ca/covid19 for regular updates, and call 311 to reach the City of Brampton and the Region of Peel at any time.
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