What's open and closed in Newmarket

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395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7
905-895-5193

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As the Province of Ontario begins its reopening phase, the Town of Newmarket would like to keep the community updated on what's open in Newmarket during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The health and safety of our community is our top priority. We will continue to monitor the changing COVID-19 landscape, seek guidance from the Province of Ontario and assess each reopening phase carefully with the health and safety of our community a top priority. 

Town will gradually reopen more recreational outdoor amenities as restrictions are lifted. Staff will be performing necessary maintenance work to ensure these areas are safe for use, in addition to posting updated signage.

Residents may see services like grass cutting, forestry and horticulture work reduced. This is due to staff being redeployed to conduct other essential work and a reduced summer workforce. No additional summer staff, who normally assist in maintaining outdoor recreational amenities were hired this summer in order to responsibly align resources with the impacts of COVID-19. The Town is asking residents to be patient as staff are working hard to maintain over 45 active parks and open spaces and 800+ acres of parkland in the community. 

Thank you for your patience as we work through each reopening phase. 

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What's open and closed in Newmarket? ​

Please follow the rules posted at each location and remember to:

  • Stay at least 6ft. / 2m. away from people outside of your immediate household.
  • Follow the Province of Ontario's emergency orders around social gatherings (no more than 10 people).
  • Take extra caution and use these outdoor recreational amenities at your own risk. High touch-points at these outdoor areas (gates, benches etc.) are not cleaned frequently. Remember to wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based sanitizer after use. 
​Amenity*
​Status*
​All Trails and Open Spaces in Newmarket

​Open

Recreational use only.
No organized sports or league play is not permitted. 
Activities like having a picnic, playing catch, frisbee and kicking a soccer ball are allowed as long as everyone follows public health guidelines:

  • Stays at least 6ft. / 2m. away from people outside of their immediate household
  • Adheres to the Province of Ontario's emergency orders around social gatherings and social circles. 
​Boardwalk at the Tom Taylor Trail (One-way traffic only) 

Open

​Entrance located at the south-end of the boardwalk near the Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive).

Please adhere to the signage posted in the area. No passing is allowed on the boardwalk and cycling is not permitted. Learn more.

​Global Pet Foods Dog Park presented by snapd (Newmarket's off-leash dog park) 
​Open 

Maximum Capacity
Large Area: 20
Small Area: 10
​Tennis Courts

All ​courts open

Double permitted with players from the same household. 

Must adhere to the Province of Ontario's emergency orders around social gatherings and social circles.

Recreational use only.
No organized sports or league play.
No permits will be issued

​Pickleball Courts
​Open

Must adheres to the Province of Ontario's emergency orders around social gatherings and social circles. 

Recreational use only.
No organized sports or league play.
No permits will be issued. 


​Sports Fields**
Open

Artificial Turf at Dr. Denison Secondary School will remain closed. 

Must adhere to the Province of Ontario's emergency orders around social gatherings and social circles.

Recreational use only.
No game play allowed.
No organized sport or league play.
No permits will be issued.

​Ball Diamonds ** 
​Open

#3 McKnight Ball Diamond (at the Fairgrounds) will remain closed.


Batting Cage at the Fairgrounds is open. 

No game play allowed.
Recreational use only.
No organized sport or league play.
No permits will be issued.

​Rogers Spray Pad (170 London Road)

​Open by June 19

Stay at least 6ft. / 2m. away from other people at all times.

Must adhere to the Province of Ontario's emergency orders around social gatherings and social circles.

Be courteous and share this space with others. Limit your time and ensure others have a chance to use the amenity. If the spray pad is busy, and physical distancing is not possible, residents are asked to return at a later time.

Hours of Operation: 
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 


​Frank Stronach Spray Pad (850 Memorial Circle) 
​Open by June 19

Stay at least 6ft./2m. away from other people at all times.

Must adhere to the Province of Ontario's emergency orders around social gatherings and social circles. 

Be courteous and share this space with others. Limit your time and ensure others have a chance to use the amenity. If the spray pad is busy, and physical distancing is not possible, residents are asked to return at a later time.

Hours of Operation:
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

​Gorman Outdoor Pool (424 D'arcy Street) 
​Closed for the Season

Current provincial guidelines around social gatherings and required physical distancing measures cannot be accommodated at this facility.
​Basketball Courts
​Closed until further notice

​Municipal Playgrounds

​Open

Must adhere to the Province of Ontario's emergency orders around social gatherings and social circles.

Playgrounds are not supervised and not regularly sanitized. Please remember to wash or/ sanitize your hands before and after visiting the playground.

Be courteous and share this space with others. Limit your time and ensure others have a chance to use the amenity. If the playgrounds is busy, and physical distancing is not possible, residents are asked to travel to another nearby playgrounds or come back later. 

Note:

Mosaic Park Playgrounds remains closed. This playground has not yet been assumed by the Town of Newmarket. 

Dr. Margaret Arkinstall Playground remains closed due to the construction of a spray pad. 

​Tim Hortons Skating and Water Feature at Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive)

​Open 


Stay at least 6ft./2m. away from other people at all times.

Must adhere to the Province of Ontario's emergency orders around social gatherings and social circles. 

Be courteous and share this space with others. Limit your time and ensure others have a chance to use the amenity. If the spray pad is busy, and physical distancing is not possible, residents are asked to return at a later time. 

Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

​Outdoor Fitness Equipment

​Closed until further notice due to the Province of Ontario’s Emergency Orders

​All Town of Newmarket Buildings and Facilities
​Closed until further notice. Alternative services available. Learn more.
​Newmarket Public Library
​Reopened with limited in-person services. Online and curbside pick-up services still available. Learn more.

*Use is permitted as long as users practice safe physical distancing of at least 6ft. / 2m. away from others outside of their immediate household; dates may change due to weather and or unforeseen circumstances.

** some amenities remain closed. 

Tentative Reopening Schedule for Indoor Programs

Newmarket has established a tentative reopening schedule with specific indoor programs resuming one at a time. Residents and visitors will be required to enter and exit at separate designated entrances for programs taking place at each facility, in addition to a health assessment prior to entering the building. More information will be provided to program participants closer to the reopening dates. 

The tentative schedule is as follows:

​Amenity
​Tentative Reopening Date
​One Ice Pad at the Magna Centre
​Early August (permit holders only)
​Skate Park at the Recreation Youth Centre and Sk8 Park
​Mid-August (free use at set times)
​Fitness Centre
​Mid-August (by scheduled appointments only)
The Fitness Centre will be moved to one of the ice pads at the Magna Centre to ensure safe physical distancing can be maintained at all times.
​Gymnasium at the Magna Centre for Fitness Programs
​End of August (Limited to planned programming)
​Pool at the Magna Centre
​Mid-September
​NewRoads Performing Arts Centre 
​Mid-September
Available for small group rentals
Large bookings and performances will not resume until 2021