Ojibway Park to remain closed for the summer
Jesse Bonello - Staff Writer
In a Facebook post on June 22, Community Living Dryden – Sioux Lookout confirmed Ojibway Park will remain closed for the summer.
Sherry Baum, Community Living Dryden – Sioux Lookout Executive Director, said it wasn’t possible to open the park this year because of delays and regulations due to COVID-19.
“We regret to inform the public that Ojibway Park will not be open this summer. It is closed for all use and the MNRF will be monitoring it. Community Living Dryden-Sioux Lookout (CLDSL) and the local Superintendent of Parks for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry tried to troubleshoot a way to open this year but due to delays and regulations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, it was not possible to open this year,” said Baum in the Facebook post, which was posted in the Sioux Hudson News Events and other Good things public Facebook group.
“This is a great disappointment to us all because as a partner run park we enjoy giving back to the community and our visitors in this way. All seasonal lease deposits will be refunded by CLDSL. We have contacted all lease holders. Until the MNRF takes down the online booking site, please do not try to book a camp site. Those with campsites reserved already will be refunded. We hope to have a full season next year and are planning towards that end,” Baum concluded.