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Spray parks opening July 4 – play safe!

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 3, 2020) – Starting July 4, Municipal spray parks will begin to open and be available for public use daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., weather permitting. Please play safe and stay safe by following all park rules and public health guidelines.

Open:

  • Beacon Hill Spray Park
  • Borealis Spray Park downtown 
  • Dr. K.P. Wong Spray Park at the Syncrude Athletic Park in Timberlea
  • Howard Pew Spray Park in Waterways
  • Lakewood Spray Park in Eagle Ridge
  • Parsons Creek Spray Park
  • Wood Buffalo Spray Park

Closed:

  • Grayling Terrace Spray Park

Crews are working in spray park areas today to prepare for opening on July 4.

While some spray parks will open tomorrow, crews are still flushing the lines and ensuring equipment is safe for use in others. If closed signs and barriers are in place, we kindly ask that you respect these closures and be patient as crews work to re-open these areas. To check if spray parks and outdoor amenities are open, visit rmwb.ca/outdoors.

Community members using spray parks and other outdoor recreation spaces are reminded to exercise caution and use these amenities responsibly. Equipment and surfaces are not regularly sanitized. It’s recommended to carry and use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. Masks should not be used while playing in spray parks as they present a safety risk.

The following guidelines are in place for all open spray parks in the region at this time:

  • Do not wear masks in the spray park as they may be a safety risk
  • Do not touch sensors – they are motion activated
  • Maintain two metres of physical distance between others
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Refrain from touching your face
  • Only share common equipment with members of the same household or cohort
  • Stay home if you feel sick
  • Stay home if you have travelled outside Canada in the past 14 days or have been in close contact with a COVID-19 case in the last 14 days

Alberta Health Services remains the trusted authority and primary information source on updates on COVID-19. Factual, up-to date information continues to be available on the AHS website, alberta.ca/covid19

For further information or questions, contact PULSE at 780-743-7000, toll-free 1-800-973-9663 or online at rmwb.ca/pulse

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