Town Playgrounds Have Re-opened! Please use Caution and Follow AHS Protocols

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Playgrounds have Re-Opened! Please use Caution and follow AHS Protocols

HIGH RIVER AB – Town playgrounds are re-opening after undergoing a safety inspection. Signs have been posted as each one has reopened.  Please follow Alberta Health Services protocols when using these play areas to help prevent the spread. We rely on you to make responsible decisions for you and your loved ones.
Bring hand sanitizer with you as playgrounds are a high-touch area. Teach children about the importance of washing hands, using sanitizer and physical distancing. Wear a cloth mask if you can’t practice physical distancing.
The maximum number of children allowed to use a playground is 15. If the area is busy, please find another place to have fun. Public washrooms in George Lane Park and Birchwood Park are also re-opening.

Playgrounds in the following locations are now open:

  • Notre Dame
  • Highland Green
  • George Lane Park
  • Charles Clark Medical Center
  • Fitness Park
  • Sunshine Park
  • Horseshoe Pits at George Lane Park.
  • Montrose
  • Hamptons
  • Spray Park playground
  • 6th Avenue/7th Street SE
  • Water Tower Park
  • Birchwood
  • The Skateboard Park has also been re-opened.

Still to be inspected and re-opened are: Lineham Acres, Emerson Road and Sunshine Lake. Sport fields, Tennis and Pickleball courts are also re-opened. Please contact the local clubs for information and protocols regarding the use of tennis and pickleball courts.

*Please note that the High River Spray Park on High Country Drive NW will not be re-opened at this time, and will remain closed until further notice. As the province moves forward with Stage 3 of the provincial relaunch strategy, the Town will re-evaluate the re-opening of the Spray Park.

Use Caution During Reopening
The Town will carry out regular maintenance and cleaning of all town infrastructure. No special cleaning or disinfection processes will be done, regular cleaning only.  All facilities will be used at your own risk.  The re-opening of facilities does not mean people are safe from contracting or transmitting the virus. COVID-19 continues to be a risk. We rely on you to follow AHS protocols including physical distancing, hand hygiene, proper use of a mask if physical distancing is not possible and stay at home if you feel sick.

Town facilities remain closed to the public but Town work continues
This includes important infrastructure projects such as the SW Dike, Centre Street, and Sanitary Sewer Main replacement on High Country Drive. Visit the major projects map for details.

Council meetings continue to be live-streamed. Please tune in to highriver.ca/council-meetings. The next meeting is on June 8, 2020.

For more information or if you have any Town-related inquiries:

Customer Service
403-652-2110
corporateservices@highriver.ca

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