Public Service Announcement
Further Facilities Opening for Summer Season
With COVID-19 Guidelines
Information for the Public
Release Date: July 7, 2020
The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Department of Community Services and Recreation is advising the general public that the following facilities will be opening to the public, effective today, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in the following manner:
Kinsmen Park & Splash Pad:
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Open for Summer Rec Program only
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Open to the General Public
*Note: Kinsmen Park & Splash Pad will not be available for booking party’s or other events
**Note: The Stage at Kinsmen Park will not be open
***Note: Public Washrooms at Kinsmen Park will be CLOSED
Spruce Park Basketball Court:
Open today, July 7, 2020, to the public
Mealy Mountain Skate Park:
Now open to the public
Mealy Mountain Sports Field: will remain Closed
Our first objective is to ensure that the Town is following all recommended public health guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Therefore, we ask that parents & guardians monitor their children’s activity at the Kinsmen Park playground & Splash Pad facilities.
Staff will be as proactive as possible with the disinfection of playground equipment, and we ask all users to practice Physical Distancing as much as possible and to wash hands frequently or use hand sanitizer as often as possible. If determined that Physical Distancing Guidelines are not followed at any of the facilities mentioned above, then the facility will be CLOSED down for public access.
These unprecedented measures, though unfortunate, are necessary to be proactive against the potential spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay extends thanks to the public for their understanding at this time. Council and Staff appreciate your understanding during this time of uncertainty. We look forward to re-opening these facilities to our community’s youth.
In consultation with officials at Labrador Grenfell Health and guidance released by the office of the Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health, the 12th Council of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Management, and Staff will continue to monitor updates relating to the pandemic and update residents regularly.
The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay strongly recommends that residents and businesses continue to utilize a cautious approach and exercise recommended practices to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.
To learn more about COVID-19 and the Alert Level 2 Public Health Guidelines, please click on the below link: