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City playgrounds and dog parks will reopen on Friday

Playgrounds around the city as well as the off-leash dog park will reopen on June 12.

Lloydminster Parks and Green Spaces staff will be removing signage and tape at the 25 playgrounds across the city and new signs will be installed to help guide children and parents on the new protocols.

Manager of Emergency Measures and Operations Jordan Newton says the city knows how important playgrounds are to families.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience as we waited for direction from the province. With the reopening of the playgrounds and dog park, we’re hopeful this will bring a sense of normalcy back into people’s lives.”

The City will also be following a tentative schedule for other amenities around Lloydminster following the Government of Saskatchewan’s Public Health Act.

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Bud Miller All Seasons Park picnic areas, playground equipment and the off-leash dog park will open on June 12. The fitness centre in the Servus Sports Centre is expected to reopen on June 22. City Hall will be reopening with limited services on June 29. The Operations Centre is scheduled to open on July 6.

Public safety continues to be our priority and we ask for the community’s patience as we prepare to welcome patrons and user groups back to our facilities,” Mayor Gerald Aalbers says.

Amphitheatres, arenas, ball diamonds, beach volleyball courts, the Bioclean Aquatic Centre, lawn bowling, the Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre, the Park Centre, Servus Sports Centre, soccer fields and splash park are still to be determined.

Many of these facilities and amenities are included in Phase 4 of the Re-open Saskatchewan Plan and a date for it has not been announced. The phase also includes increasing private and public gatherings to a maximum of 30 people.

More information on the City’s reopening plans will be brought to the Governance and Priorities Committee meeting on June 15.

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