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City of Brampton closes all parks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19


BRAMPTON, ON (March 26, 2020) – Effective immediately, all 500+ parks in Brampton are closed to the public, until further notice, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

This includes:
• playgrounds
• leash-free dog parks
• all outdoor sports facilities and outdoor fitness equipment
• picnic shelters

Signage indicating park closures will be installed at City parks this week.

These closures are aligned with Peel Public Health’s direction to residents to practice physical distancing and avoid gatherings in public settings.

Residents should contact the City’s Security Services to report an issue at 905.874.2111.

For the latest updates on what the City of Brampton is doing during the COVID-19 situation, visit www.brampton.ca/COVID19.

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“At the City of Brampton, our priority is and always will be the health and safety of our residents. We are committed to doing as much as we can to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19. We have been urging residents to maintain physical distancing, and in order to flatten the curve, we need to take on tougher measures to get the message out. It is absolutely crucial that residents understand the seriousness of this situation and importance of physical distancing and staying home at this time.”
-   Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Today’s announcement to close all Brampton parks reaffirms our commitment to keeping our residents and staff safe during this time. COVID-19 is a fast evolving pandemic, and we are monitoring the situation and continue to take steps accordingly.”
-   David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
 
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MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca