Orange fencing surrounds the Pioneer Park Playground on March 24. The District of Kent has temproarily closed all recreational facilities until further notice. (Adam Louis/Observer)

District of Kent begins loosening COVID-19 restrictions

Outdoor spaces being opened in phases, officials say

COVID-19 restrictions are easing, and that includes restrictions in our own backyard.

The District of Kent recently announced the reopening of outdoor spaces throughout the district.

Effective Friday (May 15), the following outdoor spaces will be open for public use:

Basketball courts at Centennial Park, Schep Park and Westlin Park

Skate park at Centennial Park

Sports Fields at Centennial Park (casual use only, no organized sports at this time)

“Public safety guidelines are in effect while using all opened outdoor spaces,” the announcement reads. “These include staying home if you are sick, physical distancing of two metres, sharing the space with others, personal hygiene including washing hands before and after use and using your own sports equipment.”

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District officials said they intend to continue following provincial and Fraser Health guidelines closely when it comes to opening outdoor spaces in phases. Announcements will come through the district’s website and their social media pages as well.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Thornton, the district director of community services and projects at 604-796-2235 or email her at

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