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Playgrounds, dog park set to open in Lloydminster

All playgrounds across Lloydminster, and the fenced, off-leash dog park are opening on Friday.

Following guidelines set out by the Government of Saskatchewan, the City will be removing all signage and tape from the 25 playgrounds.

Manager of Emergency Measures and Operations Jordan Newton thanks families for their patience.

“We know how important playgrounds are to Lloydminster’s families,” said Jordan Newton.

“With the reopening of the playgrounds and dog park, we’re hopeful this will bring a sense of normalcy back into people’s lives.”

New signs will be placed at each location to provide guidance to equipment users.

The City, while following the province’s Public Health Act, will begin to reopen the following facilities:

  • June 12: Bud Miller All Seasons Park picnic areasPlayground equipment (city-wide)Fenced, off-leash dog park.
  • June 22: Servus Sports Centre (fitness centre only)
  • June 29: City Hall (limited services)
  • July 6: Operations Centre
  • To be determined : Amphitheatre, Arenas (seasonal), Ball diamonds, Beach volleyball, Bioclean Aquatic Centre, Lawn bowling, Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre, Park Centre,Servus Sports Centre, Soccer fields, and Splash Park

“Public safety continues to be our priority, and we ask for the community’s patience as we prepare to welcome patrons and user groups back to our facilities,” said Mayor Gerald Aalbers.

The City says information on the City’s reopening plans will be brought forward to council during the Governance and Priorities Committee meeting on June 15th.

Phase 4 will includes opening indoor and outdoor recreation facilities and increasing public and private gatherings to 30 people

A date for Phase 4 has yet to be announced.

About Tre Lopushinsky

Tre is the lead reporter/editor at Lloyd Connect. He is a NAIT Radio and Television alumni. Tre has experience in radio, audio production, video editing and news reporting. During his time at NAIT he worked as a sports editor for the college paper and was a commentator for NAIT Ooks Basketball and volleyball teams. Some residents may know him as being the "giant employee" in the community for the past two years. Tre, for some reason, hasn’t veered away from his childhood as he has a passion for collecting figures (not dolls!).

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