City of Kamloops is Closing all City Play Structures and Installing Social Distancing Signage at other Parks

Release date: 
March 23, 2020
To encourage compliance with social distancing measures, the City of Kamloops is closing all City-run play structures effective immediately. In addition, the City is installing signage about social distancing at all City parks, skate parks, dog parks, and courts. 
 
Closure signage is being installed today at 48 play structures including Riverside Park, Campbell Creek Park, Brocklehurst Park, Westmount Park, Albert McGowan Park, Tournament Capital Ranch, Stuart Wood, McArthur Island, and all City-run tot lots. The fields at these playgrounds are not closed, only the play structures.
 
Bylaw Services will be closely monitoring social distancing at all City parks and other public gathering areas.  If social distancing practices are not being adhered to, the City may close other public gathering areas in the near future. 
 
The play structure closures include: 
Park NameAddress
Aberdeen Hills Park1245 Howe Road
Albert McGowan Park2025 Summit Drive
Allan Powers Park330 Centre Avenue
Batchelor Natural Area Park1750 Batchelor Drive
Belmont Tot Lot709 Cumberland Avenue
Bogetti Park5308 Bogetti Place
Brocklehurst Park2470 Fleetwood Avenue
Cambridge Tot Lot637 Cambridge Crescent
Cammeray Tot Lot4705 Cammer Drive
Campbell Creek Tot Lot8701 Dallas Drive
Connaught Tot Lot225 Connaught Road
Dominion Tot Lot1355 Dominion Crescent
Edgemount Tot Lot2235 Edgemount Avenue
Glen Nevis Tot Lot818 Gleneagles Drive
Hook Tot Lot1545 Collingwood Drive
Invermere Tot Lot845 Invermere Court
Juniper Park2150 Qu'Appelle Boulevard
Kinsmen North Tot Lot605 Comox Avenue
Kinsmen South Tot Lot975 Pleasant Street
Len Haughton Park595 Lister Road
McArthur Island Exercise Workstations (3)1525 Island Parkway
McArthur Island Playground1525 Island Parkway
McDonald Park252 King Street
McIntosh Park502 Battle Street West
Moose Tot Lot385 Schubert Drive
Pineview Valley Park1925 Hugh Allan Drive
Prince Charles Park1145 Nicola Street
Rainbow Tot Lot670 McCurrach Place
Richmond Tot Lot601 Richmond Avenue
Riverside Park Heritage100 Lorne Street
Riverside Park Saturn100 Lorne Street
Riverside Park West End100 Lorne Street
Saddleback Park2110 Grasslands Boulevard
Sherbrooke Tot Lot1034 Sherbrooke Avenue
Sifton Tot Lot2046 Sifton Avenue
Southview Tot Lot1564 Southview Terrace
Spartan Tot Lot1610 Spartan Place
Stuart Wood School245 St. Paul Street
Thompson Park6500 Beaver Crescent
Todd Hill Park1550 Todd Road
Tournament Capital Ranch Playground5355 Yellowhead Highway
Valleyview Centennial Park2288 Park Drive
West Highlands Park1885 Links Way
West Juniper Park1940 Qu'Appelle Boulevard
Westmount Park540 Collingwood Drive
Westsyde Centennial Park705 Franklin Road
“Social distancing is not optional,” said Mayor Ken Christian. “We are taking these steps to limit groups from congregating and to protect our residents.”
 
The City has been in contact with School District 73 about the City play structure closure.  
 
To stay up to date on the City’s response to COVID-19, visit Kamloops.ca/COVID.