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COVID -19 Parks and Amenities Updates

The following chart will be updated as changes are finalized.

Indoor Facilities

Open/Closed

Safety Measures in Place

Town Hall

OPEN 8:30AM -4:30PM (Closed 12PM – 1PM) 

 

Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Achieves

OPEN

 View here for hours of operation and other information.

Penetanguishene Library

OPEN – Adjusted hours.

 View here for hours of operation and other information.

Public Works Building

 

OPEN 8:00AM -4:00PM (Closed 12PM – 1PM) 

 

Penetanguishene Memorial Community Centre

OPENED

 Please refer to the linked protocols

Penetanguishene Fire Hall

OPEN 8:00AM -4:00PM (Closed 12PM – 1PM) 

 

Outdoor Facilities

Open/Closed

Safety Measures in Place

Parks and Trails

OPEN

  • Maintain Physical Distancing (2 metres)
  • Wash hands before and after any activity
  • Follow all directives on group gatherings
  • Trails less than 2 meters in width posted

Park Amenities:

  • Skate Park
  • Dog Park
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports Courts
  • Beaches
  • Splash Pad
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Pavilions and Gazebos

OPEN

 

  • Maintain Physical Distancing (2 metres)
  • Follow all directives on group gatherings
  • Wash hands before and after any activity
  • Follow rules outlined on amenity signage at each location

Washrooms

OPEN

  • Hours have been adjusted to 10AM-6PM
  • Please follow all directives listed on washrooms

Boat Launch

OPEN

 

  • Maintain Physical Distancing (2 metres)
  • Staff are unable to assist with launches at this time

Wharf

OPEN

Please note until further notice; Tourist Information Centre and showers remain closed.

 

  • With the exception of the ‘T’ Dock, Boaters only to access docks
  • Boaters to promptly leave docks once vessel is unloaded and secure
  • Maintain physical distancing

Sports fields

OPEN

  • Follow all directives on group gatherings
  • Activities restricted to families of the same household
  • No league play

Amphitheatre

CLOSED

 

 


The Town of Penetanguishene has many picturesque parks and trails to explore including a portion of The Great Trail that spans across Canada.  The largelly paved trail is perfect for biking with the family or taking a leisurely walk or run.

View our list of trails located throughout Penetanguishene, ON.

Larger parks like Rotary Champlain Wendat Park, offer a wider range of recreational facilities such as a dog park, splash pad, playground, skate park, picnic shelters, public accessible washrooms and parking.

Penetanguishene offers many different parks and playgrounds and sports field parks.

Experience the beautiful open spaces of Penetanguishene for yourself.


 

Cycling Strategy

The cycling context in Ontario has rapidly changed in the past decade, as municipalities and the Province address demographic, socio-economic and environmental changes. The Province recognized these changes and implemented #CycleON, a plan to look ahead and build more sustainable, healthy and vibrant communities through increased cycling activity. Furthermore, providing protection and increased safety measures for vulnerable road users such as cyclists is of increasing importance. These challenges are not exclusive to urban environments; communities like Penetanguishene have a significant role in creating safer transportation systems and more sustainable environments. The Town’s initiative to develop a Cycling Strategy is a demonstration of its commitment for a better, more equitable future.


Penetanguishene received funding from the Province’s “Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling” (OMCC) Program in 2017. This funding was used to develop a long-term planning document to guide future planning, design, implementation and operations of cycling infrastructure, programming and policy – Penetanguishene’s first Cycling Strategy. The strategy was completed collaboratively with Town staff, local stakeholders, committee representatives, decision makers and input from local residents of Penetanguishene and North Simcoe.


The plan is meant to be action oriented, giving Town staff and its partners clear next steps to move forward with the implementation of cycling infrastructure, programs and initiatives. This strategy is meant to be a flexible and adaptable resource for staff and stakeholders and is intended to be a guide for future decision making for the planning, design and development of cycling infrastructure and supportive programs and policies.


Smoke-Free Ontario

The following highlight changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act that regulates where smoking, vaping and cannabis use is prohibited as they relate to our parks, trails, sport fields and green spaces. For a complete list of the places where smoking and vaping are banned click here https://www.ontario.ca/page/where-you-cant-smoke-or-vape-ontario 

Under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 the areas that are No Smoking and No Vaping have been expanded as follows:

  • Vaping and smoking tabacco and cannabis are prohibited on playgrounds and sporting areas, and within 20 metres of those locations.
  • Vaping and smoking tobacco and cannabis are prohibited on the outdoor grounds of a community recreational facility, and within 20 metres of the grounds.
  • Vaping and smoking tobacco and cannabis are prohibited on the outdoor grounds of a school, and within 20 metres of the grounds.

http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/Tobacco/Protect-Yourself-From-Secondhand-Smoke/Smoke-Free-Ontario-Act

ontario.htmlhttp://www.ontario.ca/health-and-wellness/smoke-free-ontario

Smoke Free Playgrounds

Smoke Free Sports Areas

If you would like to register a complaint about someone smoking tobacco or cannabis or vaping in a location where smoking is banned, call Health Connection and a TEO will be assigned to investigate.

Enforcement and Complaints about smoking and vaping