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Port Moody closes boat launch, civic facilities and parking lots to slow spread of COVID-19

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Summary

All are closed as of midnight Friday and until further notice

Rocky Point Park, Old Mill Boathouse, Port Moody Station Museum part of closures

City parks and trails, as well as the Rocky Point Pier remain open at this time

PORT MOODY (NEWS 1130) — The City of Port Moody is shutting down the Rocky Point Boat Launch and key civic facilities and parking lots ahead of the long weekend to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

All are closed as of midnight Friday and until further notice.

Facilities and parking lots affected: Rocky Point Park; Old Mill Boathouse; Port Moody Station Museum; civic centre campus (recreation complex, city hall, library; Old Orchard Park; and the Rocky Point Boat Launch, docks, and adjacent boat trailer parking lot.

“The closures are due to anticipated high demand for outdoor recreation at this time of year and the need to encourage people to practice physical distancing and avoid gathering in groups,” says a city release.

Vehicles and trailers left in parking areas after 12 a.m. on Friday will be towed at the owner’s expense, the city adds.

City parks and trails, as well as the Rocky Point Pier remain open. However, the city urges all users to do their part to respect physical distancing and other health and safety orders.