COVID-19 Update - Playgrounds Closed

full bike rack

playground at Beavermead

To help protect the health and safety of people in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Peterborough has closed all City playground equipment and the outdoor adult exercise station at Beavermead Park effective immediately.

Peterborough Public Health has recommended the closure of public playgrounds due to the types of playground surfaces as well as the limited cleaning and sanitization practices for outdoor playground equipment.

Parks, trails and greenspaces remain open to enable residents to get outdoors, however physical distancing must be observed.

The City continues to monitor the situation in consultation with health officials and will make additional changes as warranted.

Frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is an important measure to reduce the spread of the virus, especially after touching high-traffic surfaces such as handrails and other public surfaces.

Residents are reminded to stay home if they are ill and ensure they are following appropriate self isolation and/or quarantine requirements if they have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days or suspect they have been exposed.

For more information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit peterboroughpublichealth.ca/covid19.

The COVID-19 situation is evolving. New decisions may be made affecting municipal services and facilities. For an up-to-date list of affected municipal services and facilities, please visit www.peterborough.ca/covid19.

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For additional information, members of the media are invited to contact:

Brendan Wedley, Manager of Communication Services

City of Peterborough

705-742-7777 ext. 1636