*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington.
Burlington, Ont. — June 15, 2021 — As Ontario enters Step 1 of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen plan, the City of Burlington is now accepting rental requests from Burlington residents, organizations and/or businesses who would like to hold fitness classes in select city parks on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
In alignment with Step 1 of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen plan, rental spots are available until the Province permits Halton Region to move into Step 2 of the plan.
“We know people are anxious to get out and get active in the warm weather after being limited in their activity during the most recent Stay-at-Home order. While, provincial regulations still do not permit our city facilities to reopen, we can utilize the beautiful open green space we have in the city in the meantime, as a place to hold fitness classes.” — Denise Beard, Manager of Community Development, City of Burlington
- Rental spots are open Monday through Friday only, in 60-minute time slots, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
- Bookings are open to Burlington residents or Burlington-based organizations and/or businesses.
- Bookings are available in select parks and DO NOT include Burloak Waterfront Park, LaSalle Park, Spencer Smith Park, The Beachway or Windows to the Lake locations. Civic Square at 426 Brant St. is also not included.
- A 20 per cent rental rate reduction will be applied to all bookings, as approved by Burlington City Council.
- Class size is limited to 10 people, with everyone maintaining a three metre distance.
- Team sports, games or scrimmages, as well as spectators, are not permitted.
How to book
Links and Resources:
- Follow @BurlingtonParksRec on Facebook and @Burl_ParksRec on Twitter for the latest updates and videos.
- For information about booking rentals, please visit burlington.ca/rentals
- Find park locations and features at burlington.ca/parks
PLEASE NOTE: To stay updated on what the City of Burlington is doing regarding COVID-19, please visit the dedicated pages burlington.ca/coronavirus (and subscribe) and bit.ly/mayormeedwardCOVID19updates, and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page — bit.ly/COVID19BurlingtonFAQ that are updated as new information becomes available.
A consolidated page for information and updates on the work of the provincial Ministers’ COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force is available at bit.ly/COVIDVaccineUpdates.
Halton Region has also created a dedicated COVID-19 Vaccine webpage at halton.ca/covidvaccines for up to date information on the status of our COVID19 vaccination program.
A Burlington COVID-19 Task Force has been created to help support our community through this unprecedented emergency — updates will be provided at burlington.ca/COVID19taskforce.
To report an incident of non-compliance with provincial emergency orders, please contact the Halton Regional Police Service COVID-19 Hotline: 905-825-4722.
We’ve also created a dedicated page to feature the local organizations and businesses that have inspired us during the COVID-19 pandemic by taking action to support our community in new and creative ways — head to bit.ly/covidwallofinspiration.
HELPFUL RESOURCES & RELATED LINKS:
- Community questions and requests regarding City of Burlington services can be directed to Service Burlington by phone at 905-335-7777, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online.
- Halton Region has created a Reopening Schools resource webpage for parents, students and teachers at halton.ca/covid19.
- For further COVID-19 information, including where to get tested, please visit Halton Region Public Health halton.ca/coronavirus
- Residents can stay informed at burlington.ca/coronavirus as well as on our social media channels: @cityburlington on Twitter and facebook.com/cityburlington
- Questions about the cancellation of Recreation programs can be directed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-335-7738
- City of Burlington: www.burlington.ca/coronavirus
- Resources for Residents & Non-Profit Organizations: www.burlington.ca/covid19resources.
- Halton Region: www.halton.ca/coronavirus
- Government of Ontario: www.ontario.ca/coronavirus
- Provincial Emergency Orders: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200052
- Government of Canada: www.canada.ca/coronavirus
- World Health Organization: www.who.int
- Joseph Brant Hospital: josephbranthospital.ca/covid-19
- Team Burlington Business Supports: burlingtonchamber.com/team-burl-supporting-burl-business-during-covid-19/
- Burlington Food Bank: call 905-637-CARE (2273), or visit burlingtonfoodbank.ca
- Food for Life: call 905-635-1106 and press 7, or visit foodforlife.ca
- Canadian Mental Health Association – Halton Branch: call 289-291-5396, or visit halton.cmha.ca
*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist