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Tecumseh Reopening Some Outdoor Facilities Friday

Thursday May 21st, 2020, 7:25pm


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The Town of Tecumseh has been working all week to prepare outdoor facilities to open on Friday.

“We learned last Thursday that certain facilities are permitted to open this week, subject to safety considerations. We understand everyone is eager to return to recreational activities that have been closed however residents must understand the time it takes to ensure our facilities meet public health guidelines,” said Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh. “Tecumseh is committed to, and hopeful of, entering a safe, new normal, as we move to a recovery phase in the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to encourage residents to be vigilant in following public health protocols to reduce the spread of the illness.”

The following outdoor recreational facilities will be open for use starting on Friday, May 22nd:

  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Lakewood Park Disc Golf
  • Tecumseh Skate Park
  • Tecumseh Dog Park
  • Basketball Courts
  • Picnic Areas / Park Shelters
  • All Park Benches & Tables
  • Non-Permit-Based Sports Fields

Tennis and pickleball courts will be open to everyone for use Friday, May 22nd to Tuesday, May 26th. Starting on Wednesday, May 27th membership key access will be in effect. To purchase a membership key, register at

Signage will be posted at each facility indicating COVID-19 safe play recommendations. Residents using these facilities are reminded to keep their distance from others at the facility by leaving 2 metres of space at all times. Users are to provide their own equipment and wash/sanitize hands and equipment before and after play.

“We ask the community to be patient as we take measures to prepare facilities for re-opening in a manner that ensures public safety,” said Paul Anthony, Director of Parks and Recreation. “Our priority remains the health and safety of our community and staff. The Ontario Government has indicated in their framework that while restrictions may be relaxed, businesses and facilities should only reopen when it is safe to do so.”

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