City of Brandon fences off skate park to limit public gatherings
Published Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:48PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:58AM CST
WINNIPEG -- The Kristopher Campbell Memorial Skate Plaza in Brandon is closed effective immediately.
The City of Brandon said Tuesday it’s an effort to ensure community cooperation and to fight against the spread of COVID-19. The move is also in compliance with the Province’s order to limit public gatherings.
Basketball hoops will be removed and access to picnic shelters and gazebos will be restricted. As the weather warms up, tennis nets and volleyball nets will also not be installed.
The City of Brandon also reminded residents and visitors that any city maintained playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment stations are off limits until further notice.
Anyone who wants to access parks, green spaces, off-leash dog parks, and walking or biking trails that will remain open must practice safe physical distancing practices that have been laid out by the Province of Manitoba.
This is a corrected story. The original story said all parks and public spaces in Brandon were closed. The City of Brandon says city-maintained public parks and greenspaces, off-leash dog parks and walking/biking trails remain open, though residents are reminded to practice physical distancing.