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City installs barriers at skate parks and dog parks


As a result of individuals not respecting Province of New Brunswick State of Emergency mandatory orders, the City of Saint John is installing physical barriers at its two skateboard parks and reinforcing closures at dog parks. 

Instances of overcrowding, and not respecting the two-metre physical distancing requirements have been reported. Piles of stone are being placed within the two skate parks (Station One and Market Place West). Additional measures are also being taken to reinforce closures of municipal dog parks. (Rockwood, Chown, Rainbow, and Little River Reservoir).  

Citizens are reminded that playground structures, skate parks, all sports courts (including tennis and basketball), fields and dog parks remain off limits to everyone. Do not remove signage, caution tape or barriers. Fencing and doors of enclosed sports courts will be shuttered.  Piles of stones will be placed on any open court where there is evidence of use.

We’ve worked hard to slowly gain access to our public spaces. Certain parks and green spaces will remain open as long as users respect provincial restrictions around physical distancing and good hygiene. Failure to follow the phased approach as directed by the Province will bring back the restrictions we have all been working so hard to lift.


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