Skip to content
live
live

Gatineau placing further restrictions on access to municipal parks

Only three dog parks remain open, but the city says social distancing rules set by the Government of Quebec must be maintained at those locations.
0
playground
Photo/ BarrieToday

The City of Gatineau is putting more restrictions in place to limit residents gathering in its municipal parks.

All play structures and sports fields are off limits, effective immediately. The same goes for local skate parks and swings. 

The city says access to other parts of the parks for strolling, jogging or walking dogs on leashes is permitted, however, the social distancing rules set by the Government of Quebec remain in effect. 

It is also recommended that people not touch any of the outdoor furniture, such as picnic tables and benches in the parks.

In collaboration with our partner organizations, dog exercise areas and the Jardins-Lavigne dog park are closed until further notice. 

All city dog parks are closed except the following: 

  • Parc de la Technologie, Hull sector
  • Parc Lamarche, Gatineau sector
  • Parc du Lac-Beauchamp, Gatineau sector

The city says dogs must remain on leash and the social distancing rules set by the Government of Quebec must be maintained.

Signs will be posted to remind people that these structures and the sports fields are off-limits. City staff will patrol the parks to encourage compliance.

Gatineau has 364 parks, with a total of 365 playgrounds and 1,017 swings.




Comments


Mike Vlasveld

About the Author: Mike Vlasveld

Mike Vlasveld, Village Media Community Editor, OttawaMatters.com
Read more
Rogers Media
2001 Thurston Drive Ottawa, ON, K1G 6C9 © 2006-2020 Rogers Media. All rights reserved.