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Guidelines for the use of Recreational Amenities during COVID-19

Updated July 29, 2020

North Grenville Recreational Amenities: Updates and Guidelines 

A few Reminders:

  • Stage 3 of the reopening plan includes increasing gathering limits to a maximum of 50 people indoors and 100 people outside. The Municipality is working closely with groups and individuals to ensure a safe return to recreation facilities. 

  • 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.

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

Splash Pad at e-Quinelle Park is open daily from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. Staff will be present on site at all times. Residents are asked to follow the rules and regulations posted on site to ensure the health and safety of users and staff.

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.             

North Grenville Municipal Centre Arenas
Arena 2 will be open for use beginning August 4, 2020. Arena 1 is expected to open on September 11, 2020. 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.

Kemptville Pool
The community pool will remain closed for the 2020 season. The physical design and limitations of the community pool do not allow for social distancing measures, and the municipality is unable to meet public health protocols as stipulated by the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Public Health Unit.  

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 are in use at Anniversary Park, Curry Park, and Rotary Park.

Henry Street Park Beach is open.

Ferguson Dog Park has reopened. 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.

Municipal Summer Camps Cancelled for 2020
The Municipality partners with the YMCA of Eastern Ontario for Camp Summerside and Above the Rim Basketball School for our sports camps. These camps have all been cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19 related circumstances. The YMCA issued a media release regarding their cancellations.