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  • Newmarket reopens all playgrounds and more amenities cautiously

    Created: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

    Newmarket reopens all playgrounds and more amenities cautiously

    The Town of Newmarket continues to take a slow and cautious approach to reopening more amenities to the public during stage 3 of the Province’s reopening planBy Saturday, August 1, Newmarket will reopen all playgrounds in Newmarket. The Town is also working on a tentative schedule to reopen facilities with specific programs resuming one at a time. 

    Signage at the playgrounds will be updated and fencing and caution tape will be removed. Residents are asked to be patient and to not remove caution tape or barriers before playgrounds are inspected for safety and have officially reopened. Bylaw officers and recreation staff acting as park ambassadors will be visiting local parks to educate residents and remind them of physical distancing measures and safety precautions.
     
    For more information on the location of all playgrounds in Newmarket, please view a
     map of our playgrounds.
     
    Safety at Parks
    Residents are reminded to follow the rules on the posted signage at each location and to use the playground at your own risk. Playgrounds are not supervised and not sanitized regularly and require everyone to take precautions by staying at least 6ft./2m. away from others and ensuring hands are washed and/or sanitized before and after using the amenity.  
     
    Be courteous and share this space with the community. If the playground is busy, and physical distancing is not possible, consider going to another nearby playground or coming back later.
     
    Facilities
    The Town is also working on a tentative reopening schedule for certain indoor programs with strict health and safety measures in place. The tentative schedule is as follows: 

    • Early August – One ice pad at the Magna Centre (permit holders only)
    • Mid-August - Skate Park at the Recreation Youth Centre and Sk8 Park (free use at set times)
    • Mid-August – Fitness Centre at the Magna Centre (by scheduled appointments only) 
      • 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. 
    • End of August - Gymnasium at the Magna Centre (by registration only)
      • Limited to planned programming
    • Mid-September - Pool at the Magna Centre 
    • Mid-September - NewRoads Performing Arts Centre
      • Available for small group rentals
      • Large bookings and performances will not resume until 2021
    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. 
     
    We will continue to monitor the changing COVID-19 landscape, seek guidance from the Province of Ontario and reopen more amenities cautiously. 
     
    For the most up-to-date information on what’s open and closed, visit
     newmarket.ca/reopen or follow us on social media @TownofNewmarket on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

    For more information on Newmarket news, related to COVID-19, visit newmarket.ca/COVID19

     

    What's open and closed in the Town of Newmarket 
     
    Amenity*Anticipated Re-opening Date*
    All trails and open spaces in NewmarketOpen
     
    Activities such as having a picnic, playing catch, frisbee or kicking a soccer ball are allowed in open / green spaces as long as the following emergency orders are followed: 

     
    • Practice safe physical distancing. Stay at least 6ft. / 2m away from people outside of their immediate household.
    • Adheres to the Province of Ontario's emergency orders around social gatherings. 
    Boardwalk at the Tom Taylor Trail Open to one-way traffic only. 
     
    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 (off-leash dog park)  Open 
     
    Maximum Capacity
    Large Area: 20
    Small Area: 10
    Sports Fields**Open
     
    Artificial Turf Field at Dr. Denison Secondary School will remain closed.
     
    Recreational use only. 
    No game play allowed. 
    No organized sport or league play. 
    No permits will be issued.
    Ball Diamonds**
     
    Open 
     
    Whipper Watson Diamond and Fairgrounds Diamond will remain closed. 
     
    No game play allowed. 
    Recreational use only. 
    No organized sport or league play. 
    No permits will be issued.
    Tennis CourtsOpen 

    Limit play time to 45 minutes. 
     
    Adheres to the Province of Ontario's emergency orders around social gatherings and social bubbles. 
     
    Recreational use only. 
    No organized sport or league play. 
    No permits will be issued.
    Pickleball CourtsOpen 
     
    Limit play time to 45 minutes. 
     
    Adheres to the Province of Ontario's emergency orders around social gatherings and social bubbles. 
     
    Recreational use only. 
    No organized sport or league play. 
    No permits will be issued. 
    PoolsMagna Centre pool is set to reopen in mid-September. All other pools will remain closed until further notice. 
    Frank Stronach Spray Pad (850 Memorial Circle) Open
     
    Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
    Rogers Spray Pad (170 London Road) Open
     
    Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Tim Hortons Water Feature at Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive)Open
     
    Monday to Sunday from 10:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. 
    Basketball CourtsClosed due to the inability to ensure safe physical distancing can be maintained at all times. 
    Municipal PlaygroundsAll open by Saturday, August 1, 2020
    Public Washrooms Various public washrooms are open. 
    Outdoor Fitness Equipment Gradually reopening in the coming weeks. 
    All Town of Newmarket Buildings and FacilitiesClosed until further notice; Alternative services available. Learn more. 
    Newmarket Public Library Open with limited in-person services. Online services still available. Learn more at newmarketpl.ca 
    Magna CentreGradual reopening of spaces within the facility.
     
    • Early August – One Ice Pad (rentals only)
    • Mid-August – Fitness Centre
    • End of August – Gymnasium
    • Mid-September – Magna pool
     
    Residents and visitors will be required to enter and exit at separate designated entrances, in addition to a health assessment prior to entering the building. More information will be provided to program participants closer to the reopening dates. 
    Skate Park at the Recreation Youth Centre and Sk8 ParkOpened by mid-August
    NewRoads Performing Arts CentreAvailable for small group rentals by Mid-September
    Large bookings and performances will resume in 2021

    *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 
     
    Resources
    For the most up-to-date information on what's open and closed, visit
     newmarket.ca/reopen or follow us on social media @TownofNewmarket on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

    For more information on Newmarket news, related to COVID-19, visit newmarket.ca/COVID19