Estevanites will be able to use the 11 play structures, fitness structures, outdoor washroom facilities and the Estevan Skate Park, starting June 12.
Crews will be working that day to remove the existing closed signage and tape at the playgrounds. New signage will be installed at each location to provide users with reminders from the chief medical health officer, including maintaining two metres of physical distance from others, outdoor gatherings in groups of 30 or less, and only sharing common equipment with members of the same extended household.
"The city will be opening and following the cleaning procedures set out by the provincial guidelines at the approximately 11 play structures and outdoor fitness spaces," said the city's parks and facilities manager Rod March. "Users are expected to wash or sanitize their hands before and after use, and people who are sick are asked to stay home.
"We expect users to enjoy these facilities safely by practising the guidelines set out by the provincial government."
Disc golf at Torgeson Park is open, but users must supply their own discs. Sports fields are ready for play as well but should not be used for group or organized sports or activities, as directed by the provincial guidelines. Spray parks are not subject to open in this phase, but the city recommends cooling off at Woodlawn Regional Park’ Boundary Dam beach.
“We are very fortunate to have such close access to such a beautiful outdoor space,” stated the news release.
March emphasizes abiding by the guidelines.
"We've been waiting a long time for this, and we have the beautiful weather to go with it, so welcome back and play safe.”
For more information on guidelines, please visit: www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.