Summer Students Now In City Parks

Wednesday June 10th, 2020

Posted at 2:17pm

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The city says that 75 summer students and 15 summer seasonal staff are now working in city parks and flower gardens.

COVID-19 precautions delayed the normal start of the additional summer workforce in May and called for some full-time staff redeployment to other priority areas, including the community garden.

Without the additional summer staff, maintenance operations have been reduced which has led to some overgrowth in areas. Now that training is complete for the majority of students, a seven-day workweek with varied start times spread over two shifts per day will soon be underway.

The city also reminds you that the Provincial Government has not approved playgrounds to re-open, and they ask that you continue to stay away from playgrounds and equipment. Sandpoint Beach also remains closed.

The following is an up-to-date list of park washrooms:

  • Malden Park – Matchette Road
  • Malden Park – Malden Road
  • Festival Plaza
  • Charles Clark Square
  • Reaume Park
  • Jackson Park – Queen Elizabeth II Sunken Gardens

There are also port-a-johns at:

  •  Caron Avenue Pumping Station
  • Dieppe – Bistro
  • Windsor Water World

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