Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 3:45 PM

Update on City Services for June 25

COVID-19 Update
As the province is moving to Alert Level 2 in response to COVID 19, impacts on City services are going to be announced as changes occur. In consultation with the provincial Department of Health the City will ensure that all changes to services, programs and facilities support the health and wellness of the general public and staff. 
 
Effective immediately the city is re-opening:
  • Skateparks
  • Basketball Courts
  • Hard Surface Courts
  • Bowring Park Duck Pond
The City will re-open all playgrounds on Saturday, June 27. The following playgrounds will be sanitized regularly:
  • Bowring Park
  • Victoria Park
  • Bannerman Park
  • Paul Reynolds Community Centre
  • Southlands Community Centre
  • Kenmount Terrace Community Centre
  • Goulds Recreation Complex
 
All other playgrounds will be cleaned as frequently as possible, however users are advised to bring and use hand sanitizer and practice proper hand hygiene following the use of city play facilities and equipment. 
 
On Monday, July 6, City Council will resume in-person meetings in Council Chambers. To maintain physical distancing Council Chambers will remain closed to the public and media.  All Council meetings are broadcast live on the city’s website.
 
As announced on June 18, municipal outdoor sports fields in St. John’s are reopening on a case-by-case basis as ‘return to play’ documents for various sports organization are approved.
 
Outdoor pools, splash pads and recreation facilities remain closed at this time, with further an update on opening dates to be provided early next week.