VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — More Lower Mainland municipalities are closing playgrounds in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Westminster, Richmond, and North Vancouver announced closures Friday.
Effective immediately, @New_Westminster is closing all park playgrounds, basketball & volleyball courts, skate & all-wheel parks until further notice. Public washrooms will remain open to the public, and are being cleaned with increased frequency.
— City of New Westminster Parks and Recreation (@newwestrec) March 20, 2020
Public playgrounds on City of #RichmondBC and @RichmondSD38 property are closed until further notice. This measure is necessary to respond to public health authority recommendation of practicing social distancing. #COVID19 [1/3] pic.twitter.com/W9jGe4LIO0
— City of Richmond (@Richmond_BC) March 21, 2020
To keep our community safe, these changes are in effect immediately:
Public playgrounds in parks closed
Sports fields closed to previously-permitted games & practices & remain OPEN for casual use
Public parks/trails open
Public bthrms open w/ increased cleaning protocols
— District of North Vancouver (@NVanDistrict) March 20, 2020