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395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
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905-895-5193

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COVID-19 Update 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be program disruptions, changes and facility closures. For the most up to date information email recreation@newmarket.ca or visit newmarket.ca/covid19


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Updated December 21, 2020 – Effective December 26, 2020:  

On December 21, 2020 and effective December 26, 2020 Premier Ford announced Province-wide lockdown restrictions effective December 26, 2020 for a minimum of 28 days or until further notice.

Previously, on Friday, December 11, 2020 and effective December 14, 2020 Premier Ford announced that York Region, including Newmarket, will be entering 'lockdown' (grey zone) of the Province's COVID-19 Response Framework.

In response to this announcement, all Town of Newmarket buildings, facilities and in-person programs will be closed/cancelled as of Tuesday, December 26 with the exception of the Newmarket Public Library.

Recreation facilities and in-person drop in programming will resume operation pending further COVID-19 developments and in accordance with all health and safety regulations as outlined by the Province and York Region Health. This announcement does not impact or cancel any VIRTUAL programs currently running.

Outdoor skating at Riverwalk Commons will be open as scheduled, with strict health and safety measures and capacity limits in place. Participants are required to pre-book their skate time in advance, learn more at newmarket.ca/riverwalkcommons

Newmarket trails, parks and playgrounds will remain open and residents are encouraged to use them while following all health and safety measures as outlined by the province.

The Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive), Robert N. Shelton Operation Centre (1275 Maple Hill Court) and Central York Fire Services (CYFS) remain closed to the public for in-person services. We continue to offer alternative ways to serve the community.

For more information, please contact Customer Service:  email info@newmarket.ca or call 905-895-5193. 


Stay up-to-date on the latest Town updates by following  @TownofNewmarket on TwitterFacebook and Instagram and visit Newmarket.ca/COVID19.  Sign up for the Recreation E-Newsletter for updates.  As always, if you have any general questions, please email us at info@newmarket.ca or call Customer Service at 905-895-5193 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Newmarket offers endless things to do and activities year round. Each season brings new and exciting opportunities to get active in the community. Every year more than 19,000 participants register for Recreation & Culture programs and thousands attend more than 300 special events hosted by the Town.

SwimmingSkatingSummer Camps​, and tons of festivals and events are just a sample of the things to do in our community. Register today for hundreds of programs for the entire family. 

Interested in hosting a birthday party or special event? The Town offers many facility rentals for all occasions.

Explore our many parks and trails and discover our rich history and heritage and our commitment to arts and culture.


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Assumption of Risk

The Town of Newmarket in collaboration with York Region Public Health, continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation. Users of the Town of Newmarket facilities, buildings and/or amenities are reminded that the facilities, buildings and/or amenities are open for use at your own risk. An inherent risk of exposure to communicable diseases including COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. By visiting any Town of Newmarket facility, building and/or amenity you voluntarily assume all risks including any risk of injury, loss, damage, and possible exposure to a communicable disease including COVID-19. We remind you to follow the COVID-19 precautionary guidelines being recommended by various Canadian health authorities including the York Region Public Health Unit, Ontario Health and Public Health Agency of Canada.


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