COVID19 – UPDATE - All Town Parks and Recreational Amenities Closed

Posted On Tuesday March 31, 2020
For Immediate Release
March-31-20
 
COVID19 – UPDATE -  All Town Parks and Recreational Amenities Closed
 
Gravenhurst, ON - By Order of the Ontario Government on Monday March 30ththe Town of Gravenhurst will close all of its Parks and Recreational Amenities until further notice beginning today.  The purpose of the closure is to mitigate the spread of COVID19. Effective immediately, Town staff will be cordoning off outdoor recreational amenities through a combination of fencing and warning tape and clearly identifying areas throughout the town as closed through affixed signage.
 
In a statement released to the media Monday evening, Premier Doug Ford said, "I made a commitment to be open and upfront about what we need to do as a province to beat this virus. Based on the best medical advice available, we are taking further steps today, by closing outdoor recreational amenities, like sports fields and playgrounds."
 
The list of closures which will be cordoned off from public use includes all municipally owned playground structures, skate board facilities, sports fields, tennis courts, ball diamonds, basketball courts, beaches, picnic areas, pavilions and off leash dog parks, including but not limited to the following locations:
  • Gull Lake Rotary Park
  • Muskoka Bay Park
  • Muskoka Beach Park
  • Franklin Park
  • Church Street Parkette
  • Youth Skate Board Park
  • Ungerman Park
  • Lions Lookout Park
  • Kinsmen Park
  • Lorne Street Beach
  • Staff Sergeant Larry Bigley K-9 Park
  • Bass Lake Park
Trails will continue to remain open (at this point) for walkthrough access, but residents are reminded they are to maintain the safe physical distance of at least two metres apart from others if they use them.
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For further information, please contact:
Caroline Kirkpatrick
Public Works Desk
705.687.3412 Ext. 245