Parks and Outdoor Spaces
Beaumont’s outdoor fields and recreation activities are open 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.
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 gatherings within provincial requirements.
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; follow provincial limits on gatherings; bring a cloth or sheet to cover picnic tables before using|
|Tennis courts (and pickle ball)||Open with restrictions||
Singles and doubles play permitted with physical distancing and sanitation measures in place; follow provincial guidelines for squash and racquet ball courts and procedures from the provincial sport governing body.
Refrain from using shared equipment, avoid touching common surfaces and handshaking; 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||Physical distancing of at least two metres; follow provincial limits on gatherings; wash hands before and after use; clean and disinfect shared equipment, e.g., footballs, soccer balls before use. Bookings for organized sports begin June 22. Additional guidance from the Alberta government for organized sports (pdf).
|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.|
|Four Seasons spray park||Open with restrictions||Physical distancing of at least two metres. Equipment is not required to be sanitized. Use at your own discretion. Spray park will be closed for the season beginning September 9, 2020.|
|Dog park||Open with restrictions|
|Gerry Patsula/ Lions RV Park||Open with restrictions||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|
|Outdoor skating rinks and ice surfaces||Open with restrictions||Use is limited to 10 people or fewer at one time; recommended that activity be kept to members of the same household; members of different household must maintain two metre distancing at all times; shinny, tag and hockey are not permitted.|