Opening of Parks and Rec Activities/Facilities

Cautious Opening of the Parks and Recreational Activities/Facilities
Posted on 05/29/2020
As part of Renew PEI Together - Phase 3 beginning on June 1, 2020, the City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department is cautiously permitting the reopening and return to play of Parks and Recreational Activities and Facilities in accordance with the Chief Public Health Office (CPHO) requirements and guidance documents.

Effective June 1, 2020, the following organized sport/recreation activities will be permitted and facilities will be re-opened.

• Ball Fields – minor ball, coed/men’s/women’s softball and adult baseball;
• Soccer Fields – minor, adult and coed soccer;
• Multi-Use Sport Fields – Ultimate Frisbee, flag football, and lacrosse;
• Victoria Park Tennis Courts – drop-in and organized play;
• Skate Park – drop-in use and organized small competitions;
• Playgrounds – open for public use with limit 20 participants per playground, depending on size;
• Sport Courts – open for public use with limit 20 participants, depending on size ;
• Lawn Bowling Greens – limited organized play;
• Potters Studio – limited organized use;
• Community Centres – limited private bookings use;
• Arenas – limited private bookings use;
• Outdoor Swimming Pools – expected to open June 27, with limits on use;
• Victoria Park Splash Pad – expected to open June 20, with limits on use;
• Clubhouses – open to staff and program organizers only, the public will not be permitted to access at this time;
• Washrooms in Parks – will not be open at this time, but the department is in the process of developing a plan so that the washrooms can open at some capacity in the near future;
• Benches, picnic tables and garbage cans – over the next week or so staff will be putting out the seasonal benches, picnic tables, garbage cans;
• Programs – the department is currently confirming details on direct delivery programs, such as: summer day camps, intro to sports, and direct delivery tennis. More information is expected to be available within the coming weeks on these programs.

The clubhouse and washrooms will remain closed to the public.

In permitting these activities and facilities to open, the public is required to adhere to the CPHO requirements and guidance. When using any structure in a park or facility, the public is required to maintain recommended physical distancing, practise hand hygiene often, maintain proper etiquette around coughing/sneezing, and take necessary precautions. Signage will be posted at facilities, playgrounds, and sport fields outlining the CPHO policies and procedures that are required to be adhered when using.

City staff will monitor public use and the City requests these measures be respected and thanks the public for their cooperation and understanding. If the PEI Public Health requirements are not being respected, restrictions could be put in place on use and activities.

The City of Charlottetown wants to remind the public to continue to follow the PEI Public Health requirements, such as physical distancing, public gatherings and proper hand cleaning.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at: 902-368-1025.