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Port Moody reopens sports fields

Citynews 1130 Vancouver

Last Updated May 6, 2020 at 11:53 am PDT

Port Moody is allowing the limited use of sports fields to provide more options to exercise outdoors during the pandemic. (Greg Harper, CityNews Vancouver)
Summary

The decision only applies to sports fields owned by the city or local school district

Sports fields are not yet open for organized sports or large gatherings: mayor

City playgrounds, basketball courts, skate parks, and bike parks remain closed

PORT MOODY (NEWS 1130) — People living around Port Moody now have a little more room to enjoy outdoor activities. The city has reopened sports fields to provide locals more options to exercise outside.

The decision only applies to sports fields owned by the city or local school district, but does not include the grass baseball field at North Shore Community Park, which is closed for maintenance.

“Access to the outdoors is absolutely essential, especially during extended periods of staying indoors,” Mayor Rob Vagramov says in a release. “While our sports fields are not yet open for organized sports or large gatherings, I’m pleased to announce a limited re-opening, so folks can use these spaces for activities like walking, running, frisbee, and chilling.”

He reminded people to maintain physical distancing so parks and fields can remain open.

Bookings for field rentals remain suspended and washroom facilities also remain closed until further notice. City playgrounds, basketball courts, skate parks, and bike parks remain closed until further notice.

In April, Port Moody shut down the Rocky Point Boat Launch and key civic facilities and parking lots to slow the spread of COVID-19. It remains closed.