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Burlington Accepting Rental Requests to hold Outdoor Fitness Classes in Select City Parks

Fitness in parks announcement

*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

Rental requests can be made by email to or by phone at 905-335-7738. For more information about rates and other considerations, please visit

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PLEASE NOTE: To stay updated on what the City of Burlington is doing regarding COVID-19, please visit the dedicated pages (and subscribe) and, and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page — 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

Halton Region has also created a dedicated COVID-19 Vaccine webpage at 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

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


*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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