Erin reopening parks, sports fields on May 25

List includes soccer fields, baseball diamonds and BMX/skatepark

ERIN – The Town of Erin is reopening parks and sports fields on Monday (May 25).

The municipality is “working towards opening some outdoor amenities … while maintaining provincial orders and following the directions of public health,” states a May 22 announcement from the town.

Officials note the move is in response to the May 19 provincial reopening of certain outdoor facilities.

Opening in Erin are the following:

  • multi-use sports fields, including soccer fields and baseball diamonds;
  • tennis courts (for club member only);
  • picnic tables, benches and shelters; and
  • BMX/skatepark.

Town officials caution that team sports or groups of more than five that are not part of the same household are not permitted.

Users must also follow safety protocols, including two-metre distancing, and are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering if physical distancing is a challenge.

Users should also bring their own hand sanitizer and water to wash their hands before and after visiting the park, town officials say.

A list of specific town parks opening in May 25 is as follows:

  • Athenwood Park;
  • Ballinafad Community Park;
  • Carberry Park;
  • Centre 2000 Community Park;
  • Hillsburgh Historical Park;
  • Lions’ Club Park;
  • Mountainview Parkette;
  • Riverside Park; and
  • Victoria Park

Still closed

Town amenities and spaces that remain closed at this time are:

  • playgrounds and play structures (e.g. swings, slides, climbers);
  • public washrooms;
  • town recreation centres; and
  • sports fields for organized group sports.

For the latest Erin COVID-19 information click here.