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City Reopening Popular Outdoor Spaces: Kinsmen Splash Park & Millennium Park Natural Ponds

Kinsmen Splash Park - photo courtesy the City of Castlegar

The City of Castlegar is reopening the Kinsmen Splash Park and Millennium Park Natural Ponds.

Reopening for the season was delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health guidance. The City has been coordinating with local and regional governments to determine the appropriate timing for safely reopening these popular spaces.

Kinsmen Splash Park reopened Friday, July 3.

The natural ponds at Millennium Park will reopen as soon as the high water levels on the Columbia River drop to a point where it is safe for City staff to assess the ponds and get them ready for the public.

Residents are asked to use caution and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by:

  • staying home if you’re feeling unwell
  • practicing physical distancing by keeping at least two metres space from others
  • washing your hands thoroughly and bringing hand sanitizer with you
  • avoiding touching your face
  • coughing or sneeze into your elbow or tissue
  • limiting use at busy times and not creating crowds
  • considering wearing a non-medical mask

The City has installed COVID-19 signs at all public parks. View more information on the City’s response to COVID-19 at castlegar.ca/covid19.

The City of Castlegar is a service centre in the West Kootenay. The diversified and growing economy is focused on the forestry, energy and mining sectors in the valley, and commercial services in the City. Quality of life features backcountry adventure and an increasingly dynamic urban culture, including the Millennium Park & Ponds and Sculpture Walk.