Limits Placed On Tecumseh Skate Park

Wednesday April 7th, 2021

Posted at 7:29pm

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With increased volume of users and concern for congregate settings, the Town of Tecumseh is making changes to the Tecumseh Skate Park.

Starting Thursday, April 8th, 2021, the Skate Park located behind Town Hall will be completely fenced in. The Park will reopen Friday, April 9th with users limited to a maximum of 10 people on the skate park surface inside the fenced area at one time for a maximum of 30 minutes.

Skate park users will be required to keep a minimum distance of 6 feet from each other.

“Unfortunately due to the rapidly changing pandemic conditions and the knowledge young people are becoming ill, we have made this decision to modify use of the skate park,” said Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh. “Our skate park is high use facility with numbers of users reaching 20-40 at various times during the day. Due to the congregate nature and the inability to physically distance at these volumes, we must limit the number of users at the park.”

The skate park will be open Monday to Friday, 11:00 am to 8:00pm and Saturday/Sunday from 8:00am to 8:00pm Staff will be on-site to log user names and contact information as well as open and close the fencing and monitor use. Users will not be permitted inside the fencing outside of these hours. The Town will continue to monitor the situation and may close the park fully should conditions warrant it.=

“Our Recreation Staff continues to monitor public health announcements as they affect all of our facilities and will make necessary changes should the need arise,” said Paul Anthony, Director of Parks and Recreation Services. “We continue to urge users of all of our parks whether it is the skate park, trails, playground equipment and benches, to follow all public health guidelines including wearing a mask, keeping a 2m distance, not gathering with anyone outside your household, practicing hand hygiene and staying home if you are ill.”

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