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Conservation Halton to close parks to prevent the spread of COVID-19



Conservation Halton to close parks to prevent the spread of COVID-19

In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Conservation Halton has elected to close a number of their park operations as of today.

Mountsberg, Maple Town, Glen Eden, and Sweat Water Season, will be closed for the remainder of the season; while Longhouse Village will be closed indefinitely.

Additionally, Rattlesnake Point, Hilton Falls, Mount Nemo, Crawford Lake, and Robert Edmondson will remain open, with trail access.

However, the facilities, such as visitor centres, indoor washrooms, gift shops and food services, will be closed for the immediate future–visitors are encouraged to plan ahead.

Conservation Halton Administration’s Office will be closed to the public but it will continue to operate through phone and email communications.

“We understand the importance of access to nature for community health and wellness, so we have worked to keep as many of the trails as possible open for public access,” Hassaan Basit, Chief Administrative Officer, said in a news release. 

“With so many of our industry partners closing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we feel it is our responsibility to support these efforts,” he continued. 

Conservation Halton will reassess park operations on April 6.

Cover photo courtesy of Conservation Halton’s Twitter

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