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City to Open Select Playgrounds, Courts, Skate Parks, and One-Way Trails in Time for Long Weekend


As the weather warms and the long weekend approaches, citizens of Saint John are eager to use more of their recreational facilities safely.

As of May 16, the following facilities will be open for use by the public:
•    Rainbow Park Playground
•    Station One Skate Park
•    Rockwood Park Playground
•    Shamrock Park Tennis Courts 1-5 (available dawn to dusk) and horse shoe pits
•    Forest Hills Playground
•    Dominion Park Playground and Basketball Court

Hand sanitizer will be available at each of these locations. In addition, the city will sanitize playground equipment twice daily. These measures are to align with provincial COVID-19 guidelines. Users must to adhere to social distancing.

Also as of May 16, the following trails in Rockwood Park will become one way traffic only in order to help promote physical distancing:
•    Lily Lake Loop
•    Clean Air Trail
•    Fisher Lakes Loop
•    Harrigan Lake Loop

Patrons may find these trails on wayfinding signs at entrances to Rockwood Park.  These trails will be marked with signage to indicate direction of travel permitted.

When using these facilities, patrons must:
•    Maintain 2 metres spacing
•    Clean hands
•    Use but do not abuse provided hand sanitizer
•    Respect one way traffic signs where provided on trails
•    Remain out of playgrounds when City staff are sanitizing or performing maintenance
•    Remain out of other recreation facilities that are closed

Keeping recreational facilities open and safe for citizens that respect provincial orders and health guidelines in times like these is a shared responsibility.  Everyone must do their part to ensure we can keep these facilities open.

We know citizens would like even more recreation facilities available for use. Following orders and guidelines for any opened facilities however requires resources that must be budgeted in challenging financial times.

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