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Holy Cross Park Update: June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

After careful consideration and in an effort to protect the health and safety of the public, we regret to inform you that Holy Cross Park will operate as a green space only beginning Wednesday, July 8.

After a review of the Provincial Government’s Alert Level 2 Guidelines, the Town of Holyrood required further consultation with government to determine the park’s capacity. The result determined a maximum of 50 people, including staff, permitted in the park at any given time.

There have been many days where the park has seen over 700 visitors in one day. To open the park to allow swimming will result in long wait times, excessive line ups and congested traffic along Liam Hickey Drive. During a time when we have to keep in mind the principles of physical distancing, this decision wasn’t made lightly, but ensuring public safety is our top priority.

Public Works staff will begin work on developing a loop trail for those who would like to visit the park to walk this summer. Residents will see an increase in picnic tables for those who wish to enjoy a picnic at our facility. Bathrooms will also open. More details on our canteen service will be released later this week.

We ask for your understanding as we navigate through this pandemic. We appreciate your support over the last number of years, and we wish you a safe and healthy summer.