City of Edmonton playgrounds are closed, and parents are asked to keep their kids out of the playground. Playgrounds will be blocked off or taped off in the city in the coming days as the surfaces can easily accommodate transmission.
In addition to playgrounds, Toboggan hills are also closed. Reuse Centre is also closed. Picnic tables will be removed from picnic sites around the city to encourage social distancing.
As of now, playgrounds are closed. We simply can’t sanitize the equipment.
The park spaces around playgrounds and in the river valley remain open for appropriately spread out use.
— Don Iveson (@doniveson) March 24, 2020
Though there is no enforcement currently, it’s up to parents to keep the kids off of the playground, even if they are the only children on the playground. Enforcements may be taken if parents aren’t keeping the kids off of the playgrounds, in the form of an order, or fines.
Though the playground structures are closed, the space around the playgrounds remain open. Please use physical distancing.
What’s going to happen with the spray parks? Spray parks are typically operational for the season and infrastructure begins mid-May. Spray parks will not be opened on the regular schedule.