Media Release: COVID-19 Update: Extended Town Closures and Cancellations

Posted On Tuesday March 31, 2020

(HUNTSVILLE, ON) In line with the Province of Ontario’s March 30th emergency order, the Town of Huntsville is extending closures to all park recreational and outdoor amenities effective immediately. All town facilities, amenities and programming closures and cancellations have been extended until further notice to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The closure of all park recreational and outdoor amenities includes playgrounds, sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, off-leash dog parks, beaches, skateboard and BMX parks, picnic areas, outdoor community gardens, park shelters, outdoor exercise equipment, condo parks and gardens, and other outdoor recreational amenities. Town staff will post signs at all locations throughout the community advising residents to refrain from use until further notice, including the floating section of Hunters Bay Trail.

The Town recognizes that outdoor activity and exercise is important during this difficult time. Green spaces in parks, trails, ravines and conservation areas that aren’t otherwise closed will remain open for walkthrough. Individuals using green spaces are asked to maintain a safe physical distance of at least 2 metres apart from others, refrain from using public amenities, disinfect any objects and surfaces needed, and wash hands immediately upon return home. For the most up-to-date health information visit the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website.

For a full list of up-to-date information on Town closures and cancellations as a result of COVID-19 visit online at huntsville.ca/covid19. Madill Yard and Fire Halls will continue to operate with no access to the public. For frequently asked questions or to ask a question on Town Services during COVID-19 visit myhuntsville.ca.

The Town, District of Muskoka and other Area Municipalities are working together to support residents and communities during COVID-19. For all District of Muskoka and local area municipal program and service impacts visit muskoka.on.ca.

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For More Information Contact:
Colleen MacDonald
Manager of Parks and Cemeteries
705 789 1751 x 2360
colleen.macdonald@huntsville.ca