City of Brampton announces park closures amid COVID-19 pandemic

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The City of Brampton has announced that effective immediately, all 500+ parks will be closed to the public, until further notice, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

This includes playgrounds, leash-free dog parks, all outdoor sports facilities and outdoor fitness equipment and picnic shelters.

These closures are aligned with Peel Public Health's direction to residents to practice physical distancing and avoid gatherings in public settings.

Signage indicating park closures will be installed at City parks this week.

"At the City of Brampton, our priority is and always will be the health and safety of our residents. We are committed to doing as much as we can to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor Patrick Brown.

We have been urging residents to maintain physical distancing, and in order to flatten the curve, we need to take on tougher measures to get the message out. It is absolutely crucial that residents understand the seriousness of this situation and importance of physical distancing and staying home at this time."

For the latest updates on what the City of Brampton is doing during the COVID-19 situation, visit www.brampton.ca/COVID19.

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