With the recent announcement of the Phase Four, Part I opening date from the Government of Saskatchewan, the City is responding quickly to open many leisure, recreation and sport facilities. Phase Four will occur in two stages: stage one begins on June 22 and includes outdoor-type leisure and recreation facilities; the date for the second stage is yet to be announced and will include indoor-type leisure facilities.
With the dates for opening now known, the City is finally able to begin the process of contacting our staff for availability to get these amenities up and safely running. Many of the staff required at these facilities were placed on emergency leave or reassigned to other departments within the City in early March, and the typical summer seasonal hiring did not take place.
The following leisure, recreation and sport facilities will re-open in the coming weeks in full compliance with the guidelines and restrictions as required by the Chief Medical Health Officer and regulated under the Government of Saskatchewan’s Re-open Saskatchewan plan.
There are a number of safety measures and supplies that need to be in place for these facilities to safely open for our staff and residents, including signage and protocols regarding the necessary precautions that will be required when visiting.
The City has identified a target opening date for each location:
River Park – Opening Monday, June 22
Young Fellows Spray Park (Don Mitchell Park) - target opening on June 24
Sports Fields/ Ball Diamonds – Play can resume on the City’s sports fields on June 22. Parks Department is busy undertaking the necessary preparations to ensure the safety of the public and staff members. This includes organized sports and activities taking place on multipurpose fields and ball diamonds.
Full contact sports will not be permitted at this time under the provincial guidelines. All local sports organizations must submit a return to play plan to the City of Weyburn before use of any outdoor sports field is permitted.
Play Program - Day Camp registration for Fun in the Sun and summer art programs are available now at https://weyburn.ca/childrens-recreation-programs/
Young Fellows Paddling Pool (Don Mitchell Park) – target opening in early July.
Weyburn Leisure Centre – target opening for mid-July.
Further information will be released on weyburn.ca as well as the City of Weyburn Social media channels.