Municipal parks remain closed as Provincial Parks begin to open
Tim Brody - Editor
The Municipality of Sioux Lookout is advising that while Provincial Parks are beginning to open this week for day-use access, Municipal parks and recreational facilities remain closed in compliance with Provincial Orders.
“This DOES NOT apply to local parks, playgrounds and outdoor recreational facilities. People may continue to use trails, but must maintain physical distancing,” the Municipality of Sioux Lookout shared on its Facebook page on May 11.
On May 9, the Provincial Government announced it would be opening provincial parks and conservation reserves for limited day-use access.
“The first areas will open on Monday May 11, 2020, with the remaining areas opening on Friday May 15, 2020. At this time, recreational activities will be limited to walking, hiking, biking and birdwatching. Day visitors will also be able to access all parks and conservation reserves for free until the end of the month,” the Provincial Government shared in a news release.
“At this time, camping and other activities are not permitted at any provincial park or conservation reserve. All buildings and facilities including washrooms, water taps, campgrounds, backcountry campsites, roofed accommodations, playgrounds, and beaches continue to be closed,” the release further informed.
People can check the status of their local park by visiting www.ontarioparks.com/park-locator.