Earlier today, the province announced a slew of new restrictions to get COVID-19 cases under control, including the closure of outdoor amenities such as playgrounds and parks.
The city of Hamilton has confirmed that starting tomorrow (April 17), city staff will begin implementing the following closures in Hamilton:
- All sets of escarpment stairs
- All municipal playgrounds / play structures
- All municipal park amenities including soccer fields, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, tennis courts, pickleball courts, skateboard parks, and the Gage Park Pump Track.
- Chedoke Golf Course and King’s Forest Golf Course will be closed to play.
While residents will still be allowed to enjoy park greenspaces and golf course greenspaces with members of their own household (while keeping appropriate physical distance from others), no organized games or sports will be permitted.
“Signs, caution tape and/or barriers will be installed in these locations over the weekend and through the coming days,” the city says.
“Residents can still be fined for using closed amenities, even if the signs have not yet been posted.”
City of Hamilton Licensing and Bylaw Services officers will also be working closely with Hamilton Police and provincial enforcement teams to enforce the province’s Stay-At-Home Orders.
Photo courtesy of Tourism Hamilton