I’m very happy that residents are now permitted limited access to parks in our community. While we are still far from normal, this will provide many with more options to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air. Unfortunately, until the Province changes their guidelines, using park equipment, structures, and sports fields is still prohibited. It is imperative that we follow the recommendations provided by Ottawa Public Health and the Provincial Emergency Order. Please be sure to maintain a 2-metre distance from others, do not gather in groups larger than five, and stay home if you are feeling sick.
Additionally, please note that all organized sporting activities and training, such as football, softball, ball hockey, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and basketball are prohibited as these do not allow for proper physical distancing.
Examples of permitted activities for individuals in groups of up to five people or members from the same household include:
- Having a picnic with your family.
- Flying a kite.
- Sitting on a blanket, grass, or lawn chair.
- Exercising and stretching on a yoga mat, but not in a class.
- Letting children run and burn off some energy.
- Playing catch.
You are permitted to use the greenspace around the structures and sports fields – just not the structures or sports fields themselves. I know this a bit confusing. To make it easier to understand, I have made some visual maps of most of Kanata North parks with the areas you are prohibited to use during this time.Arcadia
Beaverbrook Park – Pool
Roland Michener Park
Juanita Snelgrove Park
Shirley’s Brook Park
Kimmins Court Park
Logan Lee Park
Klondike Road Park
Morgan’s Grant Woods Park
Old March Town Park
W.C. Bowes Park
Richardson Heritage Park
Billy Bishop Park
Ed Hollyer Park
Robert Gray Park
Here’s a map of the whole ward outlining what’s still closed.
Are you still unsure about what’s allowed? Please feel free to reach out and I‘ll do my best to answer your questions. I know we are all trying to make the most of this situation. I am hopeful that the Province will soon ease these restrictions further.