City of Leduc reopens select outdoor recreation facilities

Friday, May 22, 2020

As the COVID-19 provincial relaunch continues, the City of Leduc is taking further steps in its gradual re-opening of municipal facilities. Effective today, outdoor recreation facilities including playgrounds, beach volleyball, disc golf, outdoor fitness areas and the Leduc Skateboard Park will be open for public use, with restrictions in place to ensure that provincial public health orders continue to be followed. The Leduc Recreation Centre, Alexandra Outdoor Pool and Leduc Spray Park will remain closed, per provincial guidelines.

“We appreciate the patience and understanding that our residents have demonstrated throughout the past number of weeks as we took the necessary steps to minimize the risk of exposure of this virus in our community,” says Leduc Mayor Bob Young. “We are pleased to now have direction from the province that allows us to open these recreational facilities, and we trust that residents will continue to exercise caution and good judgment while enjoying these amenities so that they can remain open.”

While non-aquatic outdoor recreation facilities will be open for public use, provincial health restrictions remain in effect and must be observed. Enforcement staff will continue to monitor for compliance with preventive measures including (but not limited to): mass gathering restrictions (no more than 50 people in outdoor spaces); physical distancing (6 feet or 2 metres); and mandatory isolation for those who have tested positive for the virus, who have recently travelled, who are displaying symptoms (with or without a positive test result), or who have had close contact with an individual who has tested positive for the virus.

“Thanks to the careful direction of our emergency management team and the diligence of residents in following the preventive health measures that have been put in place, our community has weathered the pandemic well so far, but we are still not out of the woods yet,” says Young. “It is critical over the coming weeks that residents continue to practice proper health and hygiene measures as we gradually re-open certain municipal facilities, so that we can keep the risk of infection within our community low.”

For more information regarding the City of Leduc’s ongoing pandemic response, please visit www.leduc.ca/COVID-19.

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