The Town of Yarmouth is also closing all parks, playgrounds, sports fields/courts, and trails that are under ownership of the Town of Yarmouth until further notice.
March 23rd, 2020
Municipal Services Regarding Provincial State of Emergency – Closure of Parks
On March 22, 2020 the Province of Nova Scotia declared a State of Emergency. This declaration by the Province allows with more authority to better provide for citizens safety and security.
The Town of Yarmouth is committed to taking every measure possible to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and supports the Province’s decision to declare a State of Emergency. The Town will continue to work with the Province to align the recommendations of health officials and orders issued under the Emergency Measures Act.
As part of the emergency declaration, the Province made the decision to close all Provincial Parks and Municipal parks. ALL parks and beaches are closed. Given this measure, the Town of Yarmouth is also closing all parks, playgrounds, sports fields/courts, and trails that are under ownership of the Town of Yarmouth until further notice.
Please note the following Parks are now closed to the public:
• Goudey Park
• Doug Melanson Park
• Yarmouth Dog Park
• Coronation Park
• Skate Park
• South Park Playground
• Sprucewood Playground
• Havelock Playground
• Beacon Park and Playground
• Frost Park
• Heritage Park
• Sealed Landers Park
• Rotary Park
TOWN OF YARMOUTH:
• Broadbrook Recreation Park: Veterans Field, Mariners Field, & Travelers Field INCLUDING Broadbrook Trail
• Gateway Park: Gateway Ballfield, Track and pits & St. Ambrose Field
• St. Ambrose Tennis Courts (3)
• Coronation Park (Milton Ballfield)
• Meadowfields Soccer Field
• Play On Ball Hockey Arena At Mariners Centre
• Yarmouth South courts behind old South Centennial school
• Central School basketball courts and field
At this time the Department of Natural Resources has indicated that the closure order does not apply to railway trails. Therefore, rail trails within the Town of Yarmouth are still open but we ask that people please practice physical distancing and adhere to the rules outlined by the government in this state of emergency.
Although we all had hoped to keep our parks open to provides spaces for exercise and to help with feelings of social isolation during this period of isolation, the fact is that many are not taking the requirements around social distancing seriously enough. As a result, these steps have to be taken.
But remember: although these spaces are closed, you can still get fresh air and exercise that are crucial for staying healthy both mentally and physically. Use your yard space or take a walk around your neighborhood. Just remember to maintain proper distancing from others.
Thank you everyone for your cooperation and extraordinary patience. These measures are challenging for all of us, but they are necessary to get us through this safely and quickly.