*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington.
Burlington, Ont.—July 20, 2020 —Starting July 30, visitors to Burlington’s beautiful Lowville Park will be required to make an online reservation before they can enter the park. The reservations are free and available in three-hour time slots.
Information about Park reservations
- Reservations are available for times between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., seven days a week
- Due to the limited number of spots available, we ask that one spot per day be booked to allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy the park
- One vehicle per reservation
- Reservations for those walking or biking into the Park are not required
- Visits are three hours in length. Arrive and depart at your scheduled time(s)
- A gate attendant will ensure vehicle license plates match the reservation
- Changes/cancellations can be made up to 48 hours before your arrival time, including change of date, name, license plate and number of people
- Late grace period: we understand unexpected circumstances may arise. It’s ok to be a few minutes late
- City of Burlington reserves the right to cancel park visits due to adverse trail conditions. Trail networks may close completely if conditions are too wet and damage will be unavoidable. Should your visit be cancelled, you will be notified by email.
- Details about how to make a reservation can be found at Burlington.ca/parkvisit.
“Lowville Park is arguably our most beautiful park and it’s a destination park, meaning people will travel some distances to enjoy its beauty and tranquillity. This reservation system is in place to manage the number of visitors and control parking. As the Province begins to ease some of the COVID-19 restrictions, our goal is to help residents rediscover Burlington safely and in a way that minimizes the spread of COVID-19.” — Denise Beard, Acting-Director of Recreation Services
Parking at Lowville
The parking lot at Lowville Park is limited to approximately 50 percent capacity to assist with overcrowding. Street parking is not permitted and will be enforced by bylaw officers.
Health and Safety Measures
Washrooms are available at Lowville Park and 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 who are part of your social circle
- Staying home if you feel sick
- Washing and sanitizing hands before and after visiting the park.
- To make a reservation at Lowville Park, starting July 30, visit parkvisit.ca/burlington
- To learn more about the reservation system, visit burlington.ca/parkvisit
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:
Conservation Halton has had great success in reopening and operating its parks in a safe manner with its new reservation system. We know Lowville Park is a destination for many residents and people from across the GTHA – implementing this new system will allow everyone the chance to enjoy the park amenities, the summer weather and be outside safely, as well as be certain there’s a spot waiting for them when they arrive.
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.
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.
- 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