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.”
Sports fields in Port Moody reopen for limited use. This means no large gatherings or organized sports games. Today we are expected to learn how province plans to begin easing some pandemic measures. @BT_Vancouver @CityNewsVAN @NEWS1130 pic.twitter.com/YCi6CxRiIS
— Greg Harper (@GS_Harper) May 6, 2020
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.