The Vancouver Park Board (VPB) announced on Monday that it will be keeping its pitch and putt courses open throughout the winter.
The Park Board’s three courses — Queen Elizabeth, Rupert, and Stanley Park — reopened in early June after a months-long closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The courses typically close over the winter months, although anyone who brought their own clubs could use the grounds.
“For the past few years, pitch and putt courses were open during the winter, but not staffed, so people had to bring their own clubs and could play for free,” a VPB Spokesperson tells Daily Hive.
“The Park Board understands the importance of access to nature, recreation, and green space during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
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This winter, the courses will remain fully staffed and fully serviced, with staff ensuring that physical distancing and safe play takes place.
Starting November 17, 2020, hours of operation will be adjusted to 9 am to 3 pm, dependent on weather. A discounted winter rate will also be offered and will cost $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and youth.