Parks and Outdoor Spaces
Effective Friday, May 22, the City of Beaumont is re-opening most outdoor fields and recreation activities in accordance with the Government of Alberta’s relaunch strategy. The city’s decisions regarding re-openings are being made carefully with the public’s safety top of mind and in line with public health orders and guidance from the Alberta government.
The city is following these principles for re-opening services and facilities:
- The health, safety and well-being of residents and employees
- Direction of the provincial government and chief medical officer of health
- Communicate risks and safety protocols to residents
- Include measures to ensure businesses and residents remain in compliance with health restrictions
- Determinations include consideration of the necessity, affordability, sustainability and compliance with health and safety requirements.
While tennis courts, the skate park and outdoor fields are open, basketball courts will be re-opened at the discretion of the school districts. Additionally, residents must follow provincial health orders at all times while using city facilities, including maintaining physical distancing of at least two metres (six feet) and limiting outdoor gatherings to 50 people or fewer.
Do not use city parks, fields and facilities if you are feeling sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19. Use discretion – if it appears too crowded to maintain physical distancing of at least two metres (six feet), return at another time when it is less busy.
Please note that details are subject to change based on case numbers, public health orders, guidance from the Government of Alberta and other considerations. Up-to-date and detailed guidelines for the safe use of public spaces and facilities are available on the Albert government’s website.
|Location||Guidelines for safe use|
|City parks and trails||Open with restrictions||Physical distancing of at least two metres – share the path and walk single file when approaching others; wash hands before and after use; avoid touching common surfaces, e.g., handrails, signposts, fences and garbage cans; gatherings limited to 50 people or fewer; bring a cloth or sheet to cover picnic tables before using|
|Tennis courts (and pickle ball)||Open with restrictions||Singles tennis permitted with physical distancing; doubles tennis only between members of the same household; refrain from handshakes and avoid touching common surfaces; wash hands before and after use; players can consider using differently coloured balls and only handling their own colours|
|Outdoor fields (football, soccer and baseball diamonds)||Open with restrictions||League plays is not permitted at this time; physical distancing of at least two metres; gatherings limited to 50 people or fewer; wash hands before and after use; clean and disinfect shared equipment, e.g., footballs, soccer balls before use
|Disc golf course||Open with restrictions||Physical distancing of at least two metres; wash hands before and after use; players should not touch or handle the same disc|
|Skate park||Open with restrictions||Physical distancing of at least two metres; avoid tricks that require touching the ground or common surfaces|
|Playgrounds||Open with restrictions||Physical distancing of at least two metres; wash hands before and after use; consider using your neighbourhood playground only. Additional guidance from the Alberta government (pdf).|
|Four Seasons spray park||Closed until further notice||Spray parks are closed until Stage 3 of the Alberta government's relaunch strategy.|
|Dog park||Open with restrictions||
Physical distancing of at least two metres; gatherings limited to 50 people or fewer; wash hands before and after use; avoid touching common surfaces. Additional guidance from the Alberta government (pdf).
|Gerry Patsula/ Lions RV Park||Re-opening June 1||Physical distancing of at least two metres; wash hands before and after using shared amenities with high-touch surfaces; use the washroom in your RV whenever possible, rather than shared-use facilities; bring a cloth or sheet to cover picnic tables before using; dispose of trash in receptacles provided, or take it with you|
*Please note that public restrooms remain closed and portable toilets will not be provided at outdoor facilities at this time.