Innisfil Beaches Remain Closed, Council Increases Number of Resident-Only Parking Lots

MEDIA RELEASE – June 12, 2020

Innisfil, ON – As the province moves forward with a regional, staged approach to reopening Ontario, the Town of Innisfil is working diligently to safely reopen outdoor spaces and amenities. To ensure that proper signage, physical distancing markers, and enforcement is ready, all public beaches remain closed until a target reopening date of June 20. The splash pad located at 20 Church Street in Cookstown will reopen as soon as possible pending consultation with partners at the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.

“We are working very hard to reopen our beaches so residents can enjoy them,” said Mayor Lynn Dollin. “Since COVID-19 arrived in our community, residents have done an incredible job following public health guidelines. We ask for their patience as we put plans in place to continue to keep our community safe so we don’t undo our progress.”

Following Council’s approval at a Special Council Meeting on June 11, the following parking lots will be limited to residents-only as part of the measures taken to gradually reopen public beaches:

  • 9th Line Road End
  • 10th Line Park
  • 12th/Mapleview Line Park and Lot
  • 30th Sideroad North Road End and Dock
  • Guest Road Lot
  • Shore Acres (Neilly Road Lot)
  • Belle Ewart Park
  • Innisfil Beach Park (Lots A, B, C, E and F)

All community members have a role to play in keeping Innisfil safe. It’s important that residents stay vigilant and keep following public health guidelines:

  • Stay two metres apart from people outside of their household and wear masks when physical distancing is not possible
  • Wash or sanitize their hands frequently and thoroughly
  • Stay home when sick

For a full list of facilities and amenities that have been reopened or remain closed, please visit innisfil.ca/covid19.

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