The City of Calgary has announced that it will begin the process of re-opening more than 1,100 City-operated playgrounds, starting May 29.
The City will start reopeningregional playgrounds that are designed to serve more than one community, like Bowness Park, Riley Park and Stanley Park first. Following this, community playgrounds will open. The city expects that all City-operated playgrounds will be open for residents by Wednesday, June 3.
The Calgary Parks staff will be doing a light inspection of each playground. If any issues are discovered upon inspection, the playground will remain closed until maintenance can repair it.
The City will not be disinfecting or cleaning playgrounds after use.
The city is also ending the 30-minute curbside pickup and delivery free parking zone promotion on May 31. From June 1, payment will be required again.
City Guidelines for Using Playgrounds:
- Those who are sick or have symptoms related to COVID-19 must not use playgrounds.
- Practice proper hand hygiene. Wash and sanitize your hands before and after use.
- Encourage children to avoid sharing toys or sports equipment and limit contact with individuals outside of their household or cohort family. Try to encourage your children to avoid touching their face.
- Maintain two metres (six feet) of physical distance between yourself and others.
- Clean and disinfect toys and sports equipment prior to and after use.
- Carry and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60 per cent alcohol content immediately before and after using playground equipment.
- Maintain physical distancing and limit congregating with other people when entering and leaving the playground and supervising children playing (e.g. paths, benches, picnic areas).
- Follow the Government of Alberta guidance on group gatherings.
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- Urban Walking Trails
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- Places to Go Birding
- Must-Visit Scenic Lookouts
- Waterfall Hikes