June 5, 2020
Moose Jaw – In response to Phase Three of the provincial government’s ‘Reopen Saskatchewan Plan’ beginning June 8, the City of Moose Jaw can provide the following facilities update:
Effective Monday, June 8, the City’s skateboard park (9th Avenue NW and MacDonald St.) and BMX bike park (just west of Yara Centre on High St. West), in addition to City basketball courts, will reopen. Users must still maintain a safe, two-meter physical distance from others and gatherings must not be with more than thirty people. These facilities are not sanitized, and users should avoid touching surfaces and practice proper hand sanitization on a frequent basis. Users are also asked to stay home if sick.
Playgrounds, sports fields and spray parks remain closed until Phase Four. The Phyllis Dewar Outdoor pool will also not be opening in 2020.
Multi-purpose recreation facilities such as the Kinsmen Sportsplex, Yara Centre and Pla-mor Palace offer a variety of services eligible to re-open in Phases Three to Five. The reopening of the Yara Centre fitness facility is under review and will not occur at the beginning of Phase Three on June 8. Further announcements will be made once a reopening date has been finalized.
Before a facility can reopen, the City must ensure:
- compliance with Provincial reopening guidelines
- additional cleaning, disinfecting, and safety measures can be effectively implemented
- capacity to absorb additional costs including losses in revenue
City Hall remains closed until a full analysis and reopening strategy is finalized. Reopening is likely to align with Phase four and further details will be announced once reviewed with City Council. The City reminds residents that there are several online payment options available, and the mail slot in front of City Hall (228 Main St. North) can be utilized 24 hours a day.
City parks and trails remain open for enjoyment, and the City offers the following reminders:
- Physical distancing must always be practiced – two metres apart unless with family or people you live with.
- Avoid touching shared public surfaces like benches and railings and be sure to wash your hands as soon as you return home.
The entire facilities update and economic measures introduced by City Council are available at: www.MooseJaw.ca/coronavirus. To receive regular updates, download the free City Request For Service app in your favourite app store.