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City Recommends Residents Refrain from Visiting All Outdoor Public Structures, Play Spaces

Post Date:03/27/2020 12:05 PM

Medicine Hat – In addition to the recommendation to refrain from visiting public playground structures, the City of Medicine Hat is adding all outdoor public structures and play spaces as places to avoid in order to limit the possible transmission of COVID-19.

These locations include:

  •  skate parks (Inland and Saamis Rotary)
  • outdoor courts (tennis/pickleball courts, basketball courts, beach volleyball outdoor rinks, cricket pitches, etc.)
  • outdoor sports fields (soccer, baseball, football, etc.)
  • outdoor kitchens, picnic areas, fire pits, outdoor washrooms
  • fenced dog off leash areas (Saratoga Dog Park)

“We still want everyone to stay active and enjoy our parks and trail system,” said Scott Richter, Manager of Parks with the City of Medicine Hat. “We just need to be taking the proper precautions and following the guidelines AHS has provided; these play spaces are traditional social gather places.”

The Parks and Recreation Department further recommends that you keep your dog on-leash while on the trail system and to avoid visiting busy parks and trails in order to effectively practice physical distancing.

Please refer to the AHS COVID-19 info for Albertans website for all information related to COVID-19 or to the City of Medicine Hat website to direct your inquiries appropriately.

Remember the four Cs:

  • Calm
  • Cautious
  • Courteous
  • Compassionate

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For further information, please contact:
Public Information Officer
City of Medicine Hat

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