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Partial re-opening of Hamilton parks, trails

Partial re-opening of Hamilton parks, trails

Mayor Eisenberger, after consulting  with the Medical Officer of Health and the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), announced this morning that parking lots adjacent to parks will be reopened and the Hamilton Waterfront Trail (between Confederation Park and the Burlington Lift Bridge) will also reopen.

All escarpment stairs remain closed. Albion Falls is closed to visitors and the parking lots at Albion Falls will also remain closed.   

In a statement the mayor wrote, “I encourage individuals and families to enjoy City parks and green spaces while also complying with public health guidance and Provincial Emergency Orders. Playground equipment, picnic benches, sports fields/courts and any other amenities remain closed at this time. “

Examples of activities that are permitted in Hamilton’s parks in groups of up to five people or members from the same household include:

•             Playing catch, kicking a ball,

•             Letting young kids run around

•             Walking or running on a track within a park

•             Having a picnic or playing on the grass, your own lawn chair or a blanket

•             Personal yoga practice (not a group class)

•             Kite flying

•             Personal fitness (push ups, sprinting, lunges, etc.)

Hamilton Public Health Services continues to recommend limiting activities to members of your own household to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and maintaining a physical distance of two metres from those outside of your household.

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