Phased Re-Opening of Parks and Facilities to Begin in Kimberley

May 19, 2020

The City of Kimberley is proud of the efforts of our community to help flatten the curve in British Columbia. With the announcement of the Province’s Restart Plan, we are implementing plans that will allow the gradual re-opening of City spaces and facilities in a careful and planned way.

Starting today, May 19th, we will enter into Phase 2. The City will begin by opening:

  • All park spaces (excluding playgrounds and play structures)
  • Picnic areas for families and small circles
  • Tennis and basketball courts (avoid use of shared equipment)
  • Skate Park
  • Sports fields for use by families and small circles (no team sports or practices allowed)

Please pay attention to facility modifications and posted signage.  It is also important to keep your circle small and be patient with other users. While each facility and activity has specific health and safety guidelines, general guidelines remain in place for all activities. Physical distancing, by remaining at least 2 meters apart from those not in your immediate household, continues to be important, as does frequent hand washing, avoiding touching your face, and coughing into your elbow.  A 14-day self-isolation is required for returning travelers. Last but not least, if you have any symptoms of cold or flu, stay home. With your help we can all move our community forward safely.

The City of Kimberley will continue to monitor community risk and follow the guidelines set out by Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Interior Health. All City COVID-19 related information can be found on the City’s website at https://www.kimberley.ca/covid-19-city-updates-0. We look forward to opening more facilities in the coming weeks with the advice of Provincial and Federal authorities.