Outdoor recreational amenities will remain closed until June 9, 2020 as an Emergency Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (external link). Affected open spaces include:
- play structures and equipment
- outdoor exercise equipment
- public swimming pools, splash pads and similar outdoor water facilities
Effective May 19, 2020, the following outdoor recreational amenities are permitted to open:
- outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields
- off-leash dog areas
- outdoor picnic sites, benches and shelters in parks and recreational areas
Bronte Creek Provincial Park reopened on May 15, 2020 for limited day-use activities such as walking, hiking, biking and birdwatching. All buildings and facilities in Provincial parks (such as washrooms, water taps, roofed accommodations and playgrounds) remain closed.
As of May 22, 2020, five of the seven Conservation Halton parks reopened for hiking and biking. These activities are available by making a reservation. Facilities such as washrooms, outhouses and visitor centres will remain closed. For more information, please visit the Conservation Halton website (external link).
Residents must continue to practice physical distancing if visiting the park unless they are members of the same household.
Specific signage will be posted at all Regional sites closed as a result of this order. Closed amenities may also feature parking blockades, fencing and flagging tape where applicable.
Allotment and community gardens are permitted to operate under an amendment to the emergency orders of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
Halton Region Public Health has developed a fact sheet (PDF file)
providing guidance about the safe operation of community gardens.