Some Municipal Facilities to Reopen Under Alberta’s Relaunch Stage One
Last Updated May 20, 2020
Beginning on May 14 the Government of Alberta has relaxed some restrictions related to COVID-19. The Town of Peace River has been working on a plan to reopen some facilities to the public in line with the Government of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy.
Parks and Recreation
As part of the Government of Alberta’s relaunch plan, the Town of Peace River is reopening some previously closed sites.
Effective May 15 the following sites will be reopened to public access:
- Lower West Peace Tennis/Pickleball Courts,
- All Municipal Playgrounds,
- Curtis Marshall Memorial Skate Park, and,
- Ball Diamonds and sports fields remain open, however large gatherings (over 50 persons) and team sports remain prohibited.
Portable washrooms at parks, boat launches, and in sports fields and diamonds will remain closed at this time. These are expected to reopen under stage two of the Government of Alberta’s plan. The spray park will also remain closed and will be considered for reopening under stage two.
Guidelines for Usage
While these areas are reopening, the threat of COVID-19 remains. All parks users must exercise caution and continue to adhere to the following public health orders and personal safety guidelines:
- Keep at least two metres (six feet) away from people from other households,
- Avoid large groups and gatherings,
- Gatherings over 50 remain prohibited,
- Wash hands thoroughly and frequently,
- Avoid touching your face,
- Cover your cough or sneeze,
- Limit the use of the amenities at busy times,
- Stay home if feeling unwell with no exceptions,
- Caution should be taken around common touchpoints; proper hand hygiene should be practiced,
- Carry and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content, and,
- Wear a mask in public places to help limit the risk of spread to others if you will be within 2 metres of people other than members of your own household.
Additional guidelines for Tennis & Pickle Ball Courts
- Play is limited to singles or doubles with partners from the same household,
- We recommend marking balls so that only one player touches them, and,
- Bring/use your own equipment.
For questions about parks, playgrounds, courts, fields, or skateparks please phone the Baytex Energy Centre at (780) 624-3204
Peace River Museum Archives and Mackenzie Centre
Beginning on May 19 the Gift Shop and Archives will be open for limited periods during the regular week. Please call ahead to make an appointment for either (780) 624-4261.
We are currently reorganizing our artifact storage, a project that started while the museum was closed. This work is ongoing and as a result, the Museum’s exhibit space will remain closed for the time being to facilitate the reorganization.
As of May 20, 2020, Town Hall has been partially reopened to the public under stage one of the Government of Alberta’s Relaunch Plan.
The partial reopening will allow the public access to the main foyer of Town Hall only, we will be observing some strict safety protocols for the safety of our staff and clients. Hours are from 9 am to 12 noon and 1 pm to 4:30 pm.
- Only two groups of people will be allowed in Town Hall at a time, up to a maximum of four people. This will allow for proper physical distancing. Others will have to line up outside the building.
- If any of the following conditions apply to you, please do not come into Town Hall instead phone (780) 624-2574 and we will assist you: Fever (over 38° Celsius under age 70; over 37° Celsius over age 70), Cough/Shortness of Breath/Difficulty Breathing, Runny Nose/Stuffy Nose, Sore throat, You or someone in your household has travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days, or, Have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Many staff members are still working remotely and may not be in Town Hall if you need to contact a particular staff member please call ahead and we can put you in touch.
Applications and forms for various services, are available here.
Please note Community Services will remain closed to the public for the time being, those requiring service should phone (780) 624-1000 to make arrangements.
To pick up passes please call (780) 624-1000 between 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday to arrange taxi pass pickup. If you are a new client please call that number as well to apply for the program.
Stage Two and Later
We are continuing to work on our plan for stages two and three and will publicize details as soon as they are confirmed.