The City of Surrey announced that more than 200 playgrounds in the city will re-open by June 1. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

More than 200 Surrey playgrounds re-opening

City announces eight skate parks to re-open as well

City of Surrey and Surrey school district playgrounds will be re-opened June 1.

The City of Surrey announced Thursday (May 28) that 125 city playgrounds, and equipment at the district’s 101 elementary schools will be re-opened.

The decision, according to the release, was made with “direction” from the provincial COVID-19 health and safety guidelines “that state ‘playgrounds are a safe environment’ and that everyone should be mindful of ‘appropriate personal hygiene practices before, during and after outdoor play.’”

The city also announced that it is re-opening eight skate parks on May 30, “with physical distancing requirements and size limits for the number of users.”

The parks include Bear Creek, Royal Kwantlen, Fraser Heights, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, South Surrey Athletic, Tim Binnie, Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex and Guildford Recreation Centre.

The Surrey COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Team will be “monitoring the sites to educate the public and assist, should any concerns be observed.”

READ ALSO: Surrey sets up joint COVID-19 team for enforcement, complaints, March 27, 2020

READ ALSO: Surrey closes skateparks, playgrounds and courts – but not sports fields, March 23, 2020

Surrey closed its playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor courts March 23.



lauren.collins@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Lauren on Twitter

Coronavirus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Semi and BMW collide on South Surrey highway

At least one person to hospital, both vehicles sustained significant damage

White Rock dogs-on-promenade survey shows majority approval

City figures suggest that off-season program could continue

UPDATE: Pedestrian dies after being hit by bus in uptown White Rock

Collision occurred July 3 at North Bluff Road and Johnston Road

PHOTOS: South Surrey tractor project evokes ‘$1-million smile,’ helps connect neighbours

Retired Surrey firefighter Ron Henze began project for friend’s dad to fill time during pandemic

Intent of killing at centre of Surrey man’s West Kelowna murder trial

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Allison Beames is anticipated to return with her decision in August

VIDEO: Musqueam Chief captures captivating footage of bald eagle catching meal

‘This is why we have chosen to live here since time immemorial,’ Chief Wayne Sparrow’s nephew says

Police ramp up efforts to get impaired drivers off B.C. roads this summer

July is dedicated to the Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

‘COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing crisis’

Okanagan school drops ‘Rebels’ sports team name, citing links with U.S. Civil War

Name and formerly-used images “fly in the face” of the district’s human rights policy, says board chair

PHOTOS: B.C.’s top doc picks up personalized Fluevog shoes, tours mural exhibition

Murals of Gratitude exhibit includes at least one portrait of Henry alongside paintings of health-care workers

Langley vigil demands justice for Ontario animal activist killed protesting slaughterhouse

More than two dozen people gathered at Britco Pork to remember Regan Russell, and fight Bill 156

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

Buffeted by invisible forces and just plain worn out, the United States of America celebrates its 244th birthday

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, advocates say

There are provisions in Canada’s prostitution laws that make workers immune from prosecution, but not from arrest

Liberal party finished 2019 having spent $43 million, raised $42 million

All political parties had until midnight June 30 to submit their financial reports for last year

Most Read

l -->