Wading pools open June 27

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Turner Park

Peterborough, ON – Wading pools in City of Peterborough parks will open for the season on Saturday, June 27, 2020 with lifeguard supervision from noon to 4:30 p.m., seven days a week.

The City has four supervised wading pools in our community:

  • Knights of Columbus Park, at Park Street and Lake Street
  • Turner Park, at High Street and Chamberlain Street
  • Chelsea Gardens Park, at Southlawn Drive and Severn Road
  • John Taylor Memorial Park, at McKellar Street and St. Catherine Street.

The wading pools are small, shallow pools for young children up to about eight years of age. Parents need to accompany their children to the wading pools. Children cannot be left unattended. Full details are online at www.peterborough.ca.

“Another happy step forward with City wading pools opening for the season. Lifeguards will be on site," said Councillor Lesley Parnell, Chair of Arenas, Parks and Recreation. "Families seeking summer fun are asked to use their discretion and respect social distancing.“  

Lifeguards also start at Beavermead and Rogers Cove beaches on June 27 with supervision from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Peterborough Public Health monitors the water quality at beaches and posts the reports on their website at: www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca.

Lifeguards are focused on water safety. They are not responsible for ensuring physical distancing.

Playgrounds in all City parks remain closed in compliance with the current Province of Ontario Emergency Order directive.

While some activities are starting to resume, the Province of Ontario remains in a declared emergency and the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing. Locally, Peterborough has been fortunate to have a low rate of COVID-19 infection; however, the community must remain vigilant.Services and activities are still not what would be in place during normal times due to the emergency situation.

To protect the health and wellbeing of our community, members of the public are reminded to follow public health guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Practice physical distancing – stay 2 metres away from people who are not part of your social circle.
  • Avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently for at least 20 seconds – or use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Be aware of high-touch surfaces.
  • Stay home if you have any symptoms.

For an up-to-date listing on municipal services affected by the COVID-19 emergency, please visit peterborough.ca/COVID19.

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

Brendan Wedley, Manager of Communication Services

City of Peterborough

705-742-7777 ext. 1636