The Town of Innisfil is implementing several measures to ensure physical distancing, target illegally parked vehicles and help people enjoy Innisfil’s beaches safely this summer.
Innisfil Beach Park and Boat Launch
The Town of Innisfil’s Community Development Standards Branch Officers (By-Law Officers) will tow illegally-parked vehicles. As per the COVID-19 Parking Fines By-law, the set fine for parking in designated resident-only spots without proof of residency is $150.
Additional By-law Officers will be monitoring the park at peak times on weekends.
Visitors to Innisfil Beach Park will no longer be permitted to loiter on the sand area (i.e. Sitting down and sunbathing are prohibited. Setting up umbrellas, coolers, chairs, etc. is also not permitted). People may walk, run or play on the sand—and use it to access the water. We simply ask that if you are on the beach, you must be actively in motion!
The following areas will have posted maximum occupancies: beaches, dock/pier, and pavilions.
Visitors will be expected to examine beach areas before entering and make a reasonable assessment about whether to enter or not. Town staff will be monitoring closely, however, we ask that everyone do their part in ensuring their safety and the safety of others around them.
Physical distancing circles will be painted on grass areas.
Innisfil Beach Park Rules
Due to COVID-19, some operations have changed at Innisfil Beach Park:
- Park hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- No outdoor cooking or fires of any kind permitted.
- Dogs are temporarily permitted at Innisfil Beach Park on weekends and statutory holidays during the park’s operational hours. Dogs must be leashed at all times, and are not permitted on beaches/sports fields or within 15 metres of the water’s edge.
- No motorized vehicles
- No alcohol or smoking (hookah pipes, cigarettes, marijuana) is permitted within the park
- No littering
Any activity deemed to be inappropriate or hazardous to public safety, as determined in the discretion of staff members or agents working on behalf of the Town, will not be tolerated. Contravention of these rules is an offence under Town By-Law 039-16 and may result in prosecution.
Shore Acres Boat Launch
The boat launch in Gilford (1090 Shore Acres Drive) will be open, with free resident parking and paid non-resident parking at the Shore Acres (Neilly Road) Lot. Non-residents will have to pay to launch in addition to the parking fee. Staff will control access at this launch weekends only starting May 21 to June 27, then seven days a week until September 6.
The following parking lots will be limited to residents-only:
- 9th Line Road End
- 10th Line Park
- 12th/Mapleview Line Park and Lot
- 30th Sideroad North Road End and Dock
- Guest Road Lot
- Belle Ewart Park
- Innisfil Beach Park (all lots)
We use DH Towing located at 940 Ewart Street in Belle Ewart to tow illegally parked vehicles. If your vehicle has been towed, please contact 705-431-2900. If you cannot get in contact with DH Towing or they do not have record of your vehicle being towed, please call South Simcoe Police’s non-emergency number at 705-436-2141 Ext. 0.