Scugog Moving to Stage 3, beginning with playgrounds, Friday, July 24. Palmer Park playground will remain closed until after Labour Day

Posted On Thursday July 23, 2020

As we begin to enter stage 3 of Ontario's framework to reopening the Province, Scugog is taking a cautious approach to reopening its amenities and services to protect staff and public health.

Scugog will begin moving into Stage 3 re-openings on Friday, July 24, beginning with the opening of 13 of 14 playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment.

  • Apple Valley Park
  • Birdseye Fitness Equipment
  • Cartwright Fields
  • Couves Park
  • Herbert A. Bruce Park
  • Ianson Park
  • Perry Glen Park
  • Pioneer Park
  • Poplar Park
  • Putsey Park
  • Roy E. Carter Park
  • Seagrave Park
  • View Lake Park

Palmer Park will remain closed until after Labour Day. This has been carefully reviewed by Scugog’s Emergency Control Group and it was decided that due to the high number of users in Palmer Park and the challenge to maintain physical distance while on the playground, the playground structure will remain closed at this time.

Residents and users are reminded that playground and fitness equipment within the Township will not be sanitized. Public washroom buildings will also remain closed and portable washrooms will remain available. Residents are encouraged to continue to follow public health officials recommendations; stay home if you are sick or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, maintain physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from others, not from your household or social circle, avoid touching surfaces, and disinfect hands with sanitizer before and after the use of any playground or fitness equipment, as per the provincial guidelines. 

The Township of Scugog continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and all related developments. We know that residents are eager to access all Township amenities and facilities. Reopening plans for other facilities including community halls, recreation and event bookings as well as special events, modified and virtual program options will be phased in. Private recreation groups and clubs will be asked to submit a return to play or return to use health and safety plan so consistent safety measures can be put in place. Specific information regarding each facility reopening and what you can expect will be released in the coming weeks.

All the latest information on reopening and safety protocols will be posted and shared through Scugog.ca/covid19 and on our social media channels on Twitter @TwpofScugog and on Facebook @TownshipOfScugog.

 

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Lori Bowers

Manager Communications and Strategic Initiatives
lbowers@scugog.ca