Town of South Bruce Peninsula Beaches and Parks Will Open Tomorrow on a Restricted Trial Basis
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release 14 June 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Town of South Bruce Peninsula beaches and parks will open tomorrow on a restricted trial basis. Pools, splash pads, playgrounds and fitness equipment remain closed, by Provincial Order.
Our beaches and parks may be used for walk-through purposes only. Patrons must not sit, stand, lay, sunbathe, play, loiter, etc. in or on any Town beach or park. You may cross a beach or park to access the water to swim or boat but you cannot stop on the beach or park. If children want to swim, they must be supervised by someone who is in the water with them. You may not wait and watch over them from the shore.
Patrons who use a beach or park for anything other than walking through will be fined under the Town Public Nuisance By-Law. All other rules and by-laws as they relate to parks and beaches continue to apply (ie. no dogs on Sauble Beach, no cooking devices, 4-sided tents etc.) and fines will be levied for breaching by-laws. By-Law Enforcement Officers will be enforcing the provisions of Town by-laws and will exercise zero tolerance.
While using beaches and parks, you must social distance and cannot gather in groups of larger than 5, unless from the same physical household (which must be proven). Those are Provincial Orders which remain in full force and effect.
Washroom facilities will only be open in Sauble Beach at the Town Square and the Sixth Street Washroom building. Two porta-potties will be open in Bluewater Park in Wiarton. Washrooms will be cleaned twice daily Monday – Friday. A full-time attendant will be present on weekends. Patrons are encouraged to limit touching surfaces, wash your hands and wear PPE.
Our beaches and parks will be closed if patrons do not follow the Town rules and Provincial Orders and/or the use of these facilities become unsafe.
We are doing our best to safely bring Sauble Beach back to life with a gradual or soft opening. We feel this is the best way to transition as we seek to carefully recover from this COVID crisis. We hope that our residents and visitors will adhere to these rules so we may work together to achieve the complete opening of our beaches as soon as possible.
Janice Jackson, Mayor
Town of South Bruce Peninsula
519-534-1400 ext 200