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Guidelines for the use of Recreational Amenities during COVID-19

Updated October 23, 2020

North Grenville Recreational Amenities: Updates and Guidelines 

A few Reminders:

  • The new limits set out by the provinve include a maximum of 10 people indoors and 25 people outside.  

  • To allow for physical distancing and to limit the spread of COVID-19 when using outdoor sport amenities, maintain a 2 metre distance from others, and avoid picking up someone else’s sports equipment.

  • Wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face. Use hand sanitizer when hand washing facilities are not available. Bring your own pre-filled water bottle, do not share water.

The Municipality’s priority is protecting the health and safety of our residents. Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation.

North Grenville Municipal Centre Arenas
The Municipality has developed its own internal safety protocols for users of the facility based on provincial and Health Unit directives. Download the Municipality of North Grenville COVID-19 Arena Policy and Procedures here.

  • Beginning Friday, October 23 the Active Screening will take place inside the facility thus allowing user groups to enter the facility 20 minutes prior to their scheduled ice time. 
  • As recommended by the Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Health Unit and by Ottawa Public Health, user groups and individuals from the City of Ottawa will not be permitted to rent ice in North Grenville. City of Ottawa users who already had contracts with North Grenville will be permitted to finish out their contracts. Other Non-resident groups will continue to be allowed to rent ice in North Grenville.

Beginning November 2, morning adult and family skating sessions will be offered at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. Click HERE for more details. 

Play structures in North Grenville are open for use. Play structures and park equipment will not be sanitized, so individuals and families are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.

Sports fields are open for use and local teams are required to comply with the public gathering limit of 100 outside, and ensure a 2-metre distance.             

Tennis & Pickleball Courts are open. Please follow the new guidelines during COVID-19. Please check the hours of use before going.

  • Players must bring their own supplies and equipment, including marked balls.
  • Do not handle or borrow another player’s equipment. No spectators or social visiting on the courts.
  • If all courts are busy, please return another time. 
  • Players are responsible to bring their own supplies to sanitize their equipment and hands. 

SkatePark is open.

North Grenville’s trails remain open. This includes trails at Ferguson Forest, Kemptville Campus and Limerick Forest. Please respect physical distancing.

Boat launches are open. This includes Curry Park and Muldoon. Please maintain physical distancing protocols both on and off the water.

Docks have been removed at Anniversary Park, Curry Park, and Rotary Park (water access still available).

Ferguson Dog Park is open. Please follow the new guidelines during COVID-19.

  • Dog owners should maintain physical distancing and not cluster to socialize.
  • Water station will remain closed at this time.
  • Dogs can be unpredictable. You may find yourself having to break physical distance requirements to deal with dog behaviour. Masks are recommended for your safety when you can’t keep proper distance.

You can also walk your dog in a park's greenspace, so long it is leashed at all times. Please remember to scoop up poop.