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City of Burlington Preparing to Partially Open Lowville Park on June 29

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*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — June 23, 2020 — Lowville Park will partially reopen on Monday, June 29, 2020. Visiting Lowville Park will look different than it did prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the City of Burlington is putting measures in place to help visitors have a safe park experience during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Parking

Parking lot capacity has been reduced to 50 per cent to allow for physical distance spacing and prevent overcrowding. The entrance will be monitored and vehicles may be turned away when parking has reached capacity. Street parking is not permitted, parking enforcement will be in effect. Illegally parked vehicles will be tagged and/or towed.

What’s open and closed in Lowville Park

Washrooms will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Water is not potable and visitors are reminded to bring their own drinking water.

The playground remains closed. Staff levels are reduced so please clean up your area and put waste in receptacles or take it home for disposal. No picnic permits are being issued at this time to comply with municipal and provincial state of emergency group gathering restrictions.

Reduce the spread

Visitors are reminded to continue to be vigilant about public health practices and provincial directives to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including:

  • Maintaining 2 metre physical distance from others
  • Gathering in groups of 10 or fewer
  • Staying home if you feel sick
  • Washing and sanitizing hands before, during and after visiting the park.

“Lowville Park is an exceptional asset for the City and visitors from all over the GTA. I’d like to remind everyone to keep in mind the natural habitat of plants and wildlife as well as the needs of local businesses and home owners while enjoying Lowville Park.”

– Ward 3 Councillor Rory Nisan, City of Burlington

Burlington is ranked as Canada’s best community and best place to raise a family. It is a City where people, nature and businesses thrive. As residents continue to rediscover many of their favourite spaces and activities in the city, City services may look different as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19. The City’s commitment to providing the community with essential services remains a priority. Sign up to learn more about Burlington at Burlington.ca/Enews and download the free City of Burlington app.

MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE:

I know our community is looking forward to heading back to Lowville Park with the phased reopening of the parking lot. As the Province continues to ease restrictions and we reopen our amenities here in Burlington, it’s important to remember to keep up with the health and safety protocols for COVID-19 – keep apart 2m/6ft. from anyone who isn’t in your household or your social bubble. Gatherings are currently limited to 10 people and wash your hands often or use hand-sanitizer. Let’s make sure we can all enjoy the parks we love in our City safely.

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 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.

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

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