City of Owen Sound- Some Recreational Amenities Open to Public

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Some Recreational Amenities Open to Public

Owen Sound, Ontario – Friday, May 22, 2020 – The Province of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health announced on May 19, that amendments have been made to Ontario Regulation 104/20 that will permit the opening of some outdoor recreational amenities.

As of Friday, May 22 at 12:00PM, the following amenities in the City of Owen Sound are open to the public:

·       Sportsfields such as soccer fields, baseball diamonds, running track;

·       Off-leash dog park (reopened May 19);

·       Harrison Park basketball and tennis court;

·       Public benches; and

·       Municipal boat launches (reopened May 16).

Strict guidelines as required by the Province remain in place. This includes:

·       Maintaining physical distancing of two metres except for members of the same household;

·       Team sports are not permitted; and

·       Groups of more than five are not permitted.

On June 1, the City anticipates that other amenities will be added, including:

  • Kiwanis Sk8 & Bike Park;
  • Four public washrooms (Harrison Park Inn, Farmers’ Market, East Side Boat Launch, Scenic City Order of Good Cheer Washroom at Kelso Beach); and
  • Picnic areas and shelters where available.


The city’s website provides up to date information on closures and amenities available due to COVID-19.




For more information, please contact Pamela Coulter, Director of Community Services at 519-376-4440 ext. 1252 or email

City Hall is located at 808 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H4.


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