The Town of Orangeville is working to open splash pads at Fendley and Everykids parks on Friday (June 26) at noon. The splash pads will operate daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Following the provincial announcement that splash pads could re-open, the Town has worked with Public Health to identify and satisfy their requirements for a safe re-opening. That means these popular recreation amenities will have some new rules. Some of the safety measures will include splash pad ambassadors, physical distancing, and participant limits. That may mean spending a shorter time at the splash pad and/or line-ups.

Residents can expect to see Town staff on hand to support social distancing and monitor a safe opening, as well as enhanced cleaning. The Town asks that parents talk to their children about social distancing and be mindful of taking turns as splash pads are expected to be busy.

Community Services General Manager Ray Osmond says the new protocols will require everyone’s co-operation.