Updated COVID-19 Recreational Greenspace Use During the Provincial Shutdown

April 20, 2021   An amendment to O. Reg. 82/20 further clarifies recent changes to the Regulations as it relates to outdoor recreational amenities.

Outdoor recreational amenities are closed. This includes:

  • outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields, including:
  • golf courses
  • baseball diamonds
  • soccer fields
  • tennis, platform tennis, table tennis and pickleball courts
  • basketball courts
  • BMX parks
  • skate parks
  • portions of parks or recreational areas containing outdoor fitness equipment
  • picnic sites and picnic tables
  • Parks or recreational areas may be open for the purposes of permitting persons to walk through or use portions of the park or recreational area.

Playgrounds, play structures, and equipment can be used by children if both the children and their parents can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from others (other than a person who is a member of the same household, a member of one other household who lives alone, or a caregiver for any member of either household).

Outdoor parks and recreational areas, off-leash dog parks and benches in parks or recreational areas can be used if persons using the amenity maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from any other person who is also using the facility, other than a person who is a member of the same household, a member of one other household who lives alone or a caregiver for any member of either household.