Outdoor recreation facilities to reopen in Swift Current

Tennis courts in Swift Current will reopen on June 8, 2020. STEVEN MAH/SOUTHWEST BOOSTER FILE PHOTO

The City of Swift Current will reopen three outdoor recreation facilities on Monday after they had been closed due to COVID-19.

The Community Services Division has announced that the Kiwanis Sk8 Park in Riverdene Park, the tennis and pickleball courts in Riverside and Westside Parks, and the mountain bike trails located in the Highland Coulee will all reopen on June 8.

Patrons are asked to continue to follow Public Health Canada Guidelines pertaining to COVID-19, including physical distancing of two metres, regular hand sanitizing, the practice of proper coughing/sneezing etiquette and avoiding public spaces when presenting symptoms of illness.

Community Services will continue to monitor these facilities to ensure that proper safety measures are being taken.

“We are very excited to begin opening some of our great recreation facilities to our citizens once again,” said Jim Jones, the City’s General Manager of Community Services. “Our residents have been incredibly patient awaiting these openings, and their efforts have put us in this position to begin to ease restrictions, allowing the community to enjoy great public recreation opportunities during the sunny weather.”

In addition, playground structures and spray parks will remain closed until further notice; however, the green spaces are open for the community to enjoy. The City will advise the public as soon as it has made a determination regarding the opening of playgrounds and spray Parks.

The City would like to thank patrons for their continued diligence in their efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when attending these facilities.