On May 19, 2020, the Province of Ontario announced the immediate reopening of a number of outdoor recreational amenities as part of the first stage of its plan to reopen the province.
As a result, on May 19, the Township of Brock began the process of preparing and reopening a number of local outdoor recreational amenities for public use but not for events. This includes our Beaverton Harbour boat launch, docks, tennis courts, and walking loops.
Over the past week and for the next couple of weeks, Township staff will develop a plan and undertake the required maintenance of these amenities to ensure they are safe and ready to open to the public. In addition, new signage will be erected reminding residents of social distancing, hand washing, etc. Our traditional day camps have been cancelled but we are exploring alternate options and will keep the public updated. The Township would like to thank all residents for their patience.
The Township would also like to remind residents of the following emergency orders that remain in place:
- No gatherings of more than five (5) people who are not in the same household;
- All playgrounds, playground structures, splash pads and outdoor fitness equipment are still closed and not to be used.
In addition, the Township would like to remind residents to do their part in helping to continue to flatten the spread of COVID-19 by maintaining a distance of at least two metres (six feet) between themselves and any person living outside their household.
The Township continues to review updates from the Provincial government and information from the Durham Region Health Department to assess their local impact, as well as time to develop and implement plans to safely reopen amenities.
Beaverton Harbour Boat Launch – Opened today (Friday, May 22)
Other Public Boat Launches – Closed at this time
Beaverton Harbour Docks – Opened Today (Friday, May 22)
Beaverton Harbour Pier – Closed at this time
Beaverton Harbour Splash Pad – Closed at this time
Thorah Island Docks – Opened Saturday, May 16
Sunderland & Beaverton Lion’s Walking Trails – Opened Today (Friday, May 22)
Other Township walking trails – Closed at this time
Beaches – Closed at this time
Picnic Shelters – Closed at this time
Skateboard parks – Closed at this time
Tennis Courts – Opened Today (Friday, May 22)
Basketball Courts – Closed at this time
Baseball Fields – Closed at this time
Sports Fields – Closed at this time
Municipal Facilities (including Municipal Administration Building) – Closed to the public at this time
Municipal playgrounds – Closed at this time
Public washrooms – Closed at this time
Use only permitted when maintaining physical distance of at least two metres (or six feet) between yourself and any person living outside of your household. Dates may change based on weather and unforeseen circumstances. Many of the Township amenities are not sanitized and are “Use At Your Own Risk.”
As a reminder, the Township Municipal Administration Building is open but closed to visitors as we take measures to protect our staff and the public. It is operating with skeleton staff , with the majority of staff working from home. Staff are available to assist you via email or phone during our regular office hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
For updates on how the Township is responding to COVID-19, please visit www.townshipofbrock.ca/covid19.