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#61 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 05:41 AM

Kids in Colwood and Sooke are back playing on the swings and slides of their neighbourhood playgrounds, but those in Victoria and Saanich will have to wait a bit longer as each municipality crafts its plan for a safe reopening.


Colwood parks staff on Thursday removed the caution tape that has blocked off play structures for months and posted signs around the park reminding people to keep a two-metre distance from others, wash their hands before using the equipment and avoid using the playground if sick. The guidelines for playgrounds and splash parks were issued by Island Health on Monday.



#62 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 04:11 PM

Esquimalt is ready to get back in the swing of things Tuesday, though residents should note the playground equipment is not being disinfected.


Municipal playgrounds open to the public June 9 after closing on March 20 due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.


“Residents value our neighbourhood playgrounds and we are thrilled to make them available again,” Mayor Barbara Desjardins said in a statement. “We are hopeful that with our community following Dr. Henry’s guidelines during this Phase 2 process, we can look to resuming more of the activities we have missed during COVID-19.”


#63 Nparker

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 05:25 PM

Assuming the elderly don't descend en masse to local playgrounds, I'd say it's pretty safe to re-open them for use by children...with proper parental supervision of course.

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#64 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 June 2020 - 04:47 AM

Sidney starts to reopen playgrounds

Tulista Park and Iroquois Park opened Monday with more playgrounds to follow


#65 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 June 2020 - 04:48 AM

Saanich reopens all 56 playgrounds with new safety protocols

Playgrounds to begin reopen June 9


#66 lanforod

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Posted 09 June 2020 - 07:30 AM

No one will use them today. Freaking Junuary.

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#67 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 June 2020 - 05:43 AM

Playgrounds across Victoria will soon shed the yellow caution tape adorned across monkey bars and swing sets in response to COVID-19.


On June 12 the City is reopening playgrounds, spray parks, basketball courts, outdoor fitness areas and lacrosse boxes as part of the second level of City’s COVID-19 parks and recreation recovery Plan, approved by council on Thursday.


“Recreation and play are essential elements of community health and well-being,” says a statement from Mayor Lisa Helps. “For many children and families, shooting some hoops or getting back to your favourite swings and monkey bars will feel like a significant milestone in the recovery process.”


Level two of the City’s recovery plan – which kicks off Friday – includes all outdoor recreation facilities and details for the “safe operation of summer camps, a return to park and field bookings by community groups and outdoor adult health and wellness programs at Royal Athletic Park.




Edited by Victoria Watcher, 12 June 2020 - 05:43 AM.


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