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Posted: March 24, 2020

Playgrounds, outdoor rec spaces closed immediately

Amid the continued provincial response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Cranbrook has closed all playground play structures including those on all school grounds, play courts and other specific outdoor recreation spaces effective immediately.

The pickleball court at Gyro Park. City of Cranbrook photo

These closures include:

  • All playground structures, and all other play equipment in all city-owned parks and spaces;
  • Tennis and pickleball courts;
  • All public washroom facilities;
  • Cranbrook Skate Park;
  • BMX Park.

Parks staff will be working to install necessary signage at those spaces over the course of the day.

Natural spaces and trails in Cranbrook including Idlewild Park, Elizabeth Lake, Rotary Trail and NorthStar Rails-to-Trail will remain open and accessible to the public, along with the Muriel Baxter Off-Leash dog park until further notice.

These spaces remaining open will only happen if all users continue to observe and obey the proper social distancing as required by the province.

Remember, social distancing is important as we try to curb the spread of COVID-19. Keep at least two meters (six feet) from others and avoid large gathering spaces.

Wash your hands often, and cough or sneeze in the bend of your arm.

We appreciate the community’s continued understanding and patience during this unprecedented event, as we all work together to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in our city and help slow the spread of COVID-19.

City of Cranbrook

Lead image: Cranbrook Skate Park. e-KNOW file photo


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