Edmonton closes sport courts in public parks

Apr 27 2020, 3:09 pm

The City of Edmonton announced Monday it’s closing most sport courts in the city’s public parks effective immediately. The move is to ensure public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tennis courts, pickleball courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, disc golf, and premier sports fields are all closed, according to a city news release.

“This is to ensure the health and safety of Edmontonians and to meet provincial orders around physical distancing,” the city said.

Starting May 1, baseball diamonds and soccer fields will be open for “casual use” only.

“Users of baseball and soccer amenities must continue to adhere to two metre physical distancing rules, ensure gatherings are kept to 15 people or fewer, and avoid or limit touching commonly touched surfaces like sporting equipment or stationary field objects,” the city said.

Parks themselves are still open for people to walk, jog, and get some outdoor time.