There’s no quick fix for restoring service at some of Brockville’s recreational facilities when the pandemic eases.
A COVID-19 recovery plan received by city council on Tuesday includes a framework for community amenities and how they might function in the “new normal” caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Submitted by city manager Janette Loveys, the plan offers safe modified service levels as well as staff recommendations on next steps.
A provincial emergency declaration order that includes the closure of outdoor recreational amenities such as ball diamonds, soccer fields and play structures has been extended to June 2. Brockville’s moratorium on events at city facilities is scheduled to end June 30.
The Brockville framework for parks and the Brock Trail notes the “positive community health and well-being impacts” of a list of items that includes basketball, tennis and pickleball courts as well as skateboard and BMX parks, the dog park and scuba diving.