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Professor’s Lake, Eldorado Park outdoor pool, and wading pools to reopen on July 14


​BRAMPTON, ON (July 10, 2020) – As part of the City of Brampton’s reopening and recovery plan, Professor’s Lake, Eldorado Park outdoor pool, and wading pools will reopen on July 14.

The City takes community health and safety seriously, and safety measures will be in place.

Professor’s Lake

Professor’s Lake will reopen on July 14, weather permitting, and pending water quality testing results, as conducted by the Region of Peel. Visitors must reserve a three-hour timeslot to visit the beach by calling 905.874.2350, starting July 13. The boathouse will remain closed until further notice.

The following safety measures will be in place.

• Markers will be installed to designate physically distanced beach areas for individual/group use. All beach areas are two metres (six feet) apart. 
• Staff attendants will be on site to guide visitors to their reserved beach areas and to monitor physical distancing. 
• COVID-19 signs will be posted to inform residents of restrictions and guidelines and ensure appropriate flow of traffic.
• Hand sanitizer units will be installed throughout the facility and around the beach area. Sanitization of all high-frequency touch points in the lobby, beach lobby, washrooms, and patio will take place at regular intervals.
• Change room facilities will not be available on site and residents are advised to arrive dressed for their day at the beach.

Eldorado Park Outdoor Pool

Eldorado Park outdoor pool will reopen on July 14, weather permitting, and pending pool temperature.

The following safety measures will be in place.

• COVID-19 signs and hand sanitizer units will be installed throughout the facility and all touch points will be regularly sanitized throughout the facility.
• Floatation devices and pool toys will be temporarily removed and participants are encouraged to bring their own necessary equipment, such as flutter boards, flippers, and goggles. Visitors will have access to lifejackets as requested.
• Change room facilities will not be available on site and visitors are advised to arrive dressed for their day at the pool.
• Every other sink and washroom stall will be closed in washrooms that are available to the public to encourage physical distancing.

Wading Pools

Wading pools will be open to the public starting July 14, weather permitting. The City operates three wading pools located at Gage Park, Chinguacousy Park and Balmoral Recreation Centre. COVID-19 signs will be posted to inform residents of restrictions and guidelines. Staff will be present on site to remind residents about aquatic guidelines and physical distancing measures.

Reminder – Spray Pad Hours Extended

Spray pad operating hours have been extended. Spray pads are now open from 9 AM to 9 PM, weather permitting, instead of 10 AM to 8 PM. Visit www.brampton.ca/recreation for a list of spray pad locations.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Peel Public Health recommend and remind everyone to follow theCore Four steps to overcome COVID-19:

1. Stay apart: Maintain 2-metres distance from everyone outside your safe social circle.

2. Lather up: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.

3: Mask up: Wear a non-medical mask where maintaining physical distancing is difficult and where masks are mandatory. Protect the supply of medical grade masks for health care workers.

4: Get tested: If you think you might have COVID-19 or have been exposed to it you should get tested. While waiting for test results, stay home, self-isolate and prevent potential spread.

Please do not attend Professor’s Lake, Eldorado outdoor swimming pool, or wading pools if you are feeling unwell.

Under a new temporary by-law, effective July 10, non-medical masks or face coverings are required in all indoor public spaces in Brampton to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Christine Sharma
Media Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.2880 | christine.sharma@brampton.ca