Ville de Gatineau
With the nice weather, remember to stay vigilant in our parks
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
With the nice weather, remember to stay vigilant in our parks

Gatineau, April 30, 2020. – Since April 1, our crews in charge of raising awareness about following the physical distancing measures have visited 264 parks. Municipal staff have intervened more than 1,900 times to remind people about the rule and the restrictions on access to certain parts of the parks.

Gatineau thanks everyone for showing solidarity and for following the social distancing measures.

Quick facts

The members of the awareness crew have come across more than 10,241 people during their visits to the parks.
Despite several interventions, people continue to use certain skateboarding parks even though they are closed.
The number of people in the parks and public places increases with the nice weather and on weekends.
- Following the distancing measures is particularly important on the pathways used by pedestrians and cyclists under those circumstances.
More than 2,500 signs have been posted in municipal parks to remind people of the measures to limit the propagation of COVID-19.
Now that the boat launches are open, signs have been posted there too to remind people of the physical distancing measures.
Staff are keeping a minimum of two metres away from people during their interventions.
The team consists of 24 employees on rotation, 12 of whom are out on any given day, including weekends
• Access to municipal parks has been restricted since March 26. The staff also remind people about the instructions concerning this limited access:
- play structures, playgrounds and sports fields are off limits;
- urban furniture should not be used;
- walking dogs on leash is permitted, but dog exercise areas are off limits. Dog parks are closed, with the exception of those in the following locations:
- parc de la Technologie, in the Hull sector.
- parc Lamarche, in the Gatineau sector;
Gatineau decided to restrict access to municipal parks to limit the propagation of COVID-19.

Associated link

COVID-19 Web Page

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Ville de Gatineau
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À propos de Gatineau

Reconnue pour sa qualité de vie, Gatineau est une ville de 292 000 habitants. Elle est située sur la rive nord de la rivière des Outaouais, et s'étend à l'est et à l'ouest de la rivière Gatineau.

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