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Stouffville splash pads, basketball courts open as part of Phase 2

Guidelines include trying to limit usage to 30 minutes and not having more than 10 people use splash pads at once
June 24, 2020
Simon Martin

Stouffville has opened splash pads, basketball courts and skateboard parks as part of its Phase 2 reopening strategy. The town has new guidelines and safety measures for how they are used.

As of June 19, 2020, the Town’s spray pads are open except for Coultice Park, which is closed for repairs, and Sunnyridge, which is closed for the season. Soccer, baseball diamonds and cricket pitches are all available for permits to use for practice only and no more than 10 people. Team play is not permitted. All participants must adhere to physical distancing protocols. The use of playground equipment is still not permitted under provincial order.

“We are very excited that the parks are being used and residents enjoy visiting our outdoor spaces. Council and staff are committed to ensuring our parks are as safe as possible,” Mayor Iain Lovatt said. “We urge our community to maintain the recommended six-foot distance from other residents, remain diligent with handwashing/sanitizing and refrain from littering at all times.”

Several new guidelines have been put in place to help keep the parks safe. There are signs at all park spaces to outline the guidelines for use.

Splash pads are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Residents are asked to limit usage to 30 minutes. If there are more than 10 people, wait your turn. Do not visit if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.

Skateboard parks and basketball courts are supposed to have a maximum of 10 people at a time. Do not visit if you have any COVID-19 symptoms. Limit usage to 30 minutes. Residents are asked to maintain physical distancing and not share food or drinks. It is also asked that there are no games and practice only.