City Closing Playgrounds, Tennis and Pickleball Courts and Installing COVID-19 Signs at Parks
To slow the spread of COVID-19 and encourage social distancing, the City of Castlegar is closing all of its playgrounds effective immediately. In addition, the City installed signs about social distancing and COVID-19 at parks.
The City has been advised School District 20 also plans to close its playgrounds.
“Social distancing is no longer an option so we’re asking for people’s support,” says Mayor Bruno Tassone who is currently working from home. “If people do not follow the advice and orders from the provincial health officer, we may be forced to close public gathering areas and we don’t want to have to do that.”
The closures include playgrounds and courts at the following locations: Sewchhuck Subdivision, Kinnaird Park, Millennium Park & Ponds, Zinio, Highland, Kinsmen, 9th Ave., Twin Rivers, Cone Hill, Blueberry, Branson Pool.
We’ve heard many concerns about people not following the advice and orders from the provincial health officials. In response to this, the City:
- Is now patrolling the community to make sure people are following the advice and orders issued by the provincial health officer; and
- Has set-up an email address email@example.com so residents can notify the City concerns related to COVID-19.
To stay up-to-date on the City’s response to COVID-19, visit castlegar.ca/covid19.
The City of Castlegar is a service centre in the West Kootenay. The diversified and growing economy is focused on the forestry, energy and mining sectors in the valley, and commercial services in the City. Quality of life features backcountry adventure and an increasingly dynamic urban culture, including the Millennium Park & Ponds and Sculpture Walk.
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