City announce public outdoor sports fields reopening gradually
In the coming weeks until the end of May, Gatineau will gradually be reopening outdoor sports fields such as tennis, basketball, soccer, and pickleball. Beaches and water games will start reopening in June.
Gatineau has approximately 364 parks and green spaces and three beaches. Thousands of residents every year take advantage of the parks, play structures, swings, exercise courses, water games, and park street furniture.
Throughout the summer, Gatineau completes various maintenance work in its parks and green spaces. Residents and park users are asked to be vigilant and, for their safety, to stay 15 metres from the work or construction zones. Park users are also asked to respect park rules.
Specifically, individuals are asked to respect park hours, which are from 7 am to 10 pm, to walk dogs only in permitted places, and to dispose of waste properly to avoid polluting. Gatineau reminds residents that smoking cigarettes or cannabis, and consuming alcohol are prohibited in parks and green spaces.
Every summer, a team of supervisors walk the parks and beaches to meet the citizens, to answer questions and guide park users. The supervisors also inspect play structures and furniture to ensure safety, as well as intervene when laws and regulations are not respected.
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