BRAMPTON, ON (May 15, 2020) – Following the Ontario government’s announcement that some recreational amenities can reopen, the City of Brampton will reopen its outdoor tennis and pickleball courts on Tuesday, May 19, and Peel Village Golf Course on Friday, May 22. Physical distancing and cleanliness measures will be in place to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and City staff.
Outdoor tennis and pickleball courts
The City will reopen its 21 tennis and seven pickleball courts on Tuesday, May 19. These courts will be open from Monday to Sunday. Before 11 AM, courts are exclusively available to seniors.
In compliance with physical distancing measures, no more than two players will be permitted on a court at a time, one per each side of the net. Players must remain two metres (six feet) away from others at all times. Those who do not practice physical distancing will be asked to leave.
The following rules are in place to ensure everyone’s health and safety:
Courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and limited to 60 minutes of play when others are waiting
Do not share racquets or other equipment
Balls should be clearly marked to prevent others from picking them up by mistake
Outdoor restrooms are not available at this time (where amenities exist)
No spectators allowed
To find a tennis or pickleball court, visit www.brampton.ca/parks. To report an issue, call 311.
Peel Village Golf Course
The City of Brampton will reopen Peel Village Golf Course, located at 29A Hartford Trail, on Friday, May 22. The course will be open daily from 7 AM to 6 PM, weather conditions permitting. Seniors hours are from 7 to 11 AM.
In compliance with physical distancing measures, players must remain two metres (six feet) away from others at all times. Those who do not practice physical distancing will be asked to leave.
The City is taking extra precautions to ensure everyone’s health and safety at the golf course, including:
Providing handwashing stations and hand sanitizer throughout the course
Installing decals and directional signage for golfers to ensure safe movement around the parking lot and Clubhouse
Limiting two players per tee time and one player per golf cart
Increasing intervals between tee off times to 20 minutes
Implementing enhanced and more frequent cleaning of amenities, including a disinfection program for golf carts and bathrooms
Removing bunker rakes and raising golf cups to ensure “touchless play”
Introducing additional security measures on the course to prevent contravention of the City’s physical distancing efforts
At this time, the golf course will not be taking group reservations, hosting tournaments, or offering instructional programs.
Residents are asked to book tee times in advance by calling 905.874.2995, and payments can be made onsite upon arrival. Phone lines will be open as of Tuesday, May 19 at 1 PM. No walk-in service will be provided. Patrons are asked to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled tee time and go directly to the reception area at the Clubhouse. A reduced rate will be available while restrictions are in place. Dress code is in effect at the golf course.
The Clubhouse and pro-shop will remain closed and pull cart and club rentals will be temporarily suspended until further notice. Outdoor restrooms are available for patrons before and after play. Food and beverages will not be available for purchase at this time, and patrons are welcome to bring their own water and non-alcoholic beverages.
Peel Village Golf Course is a nine-hole public golf course owned and operated by the City of Brampton. A complete guide to booking play, including full details on COVID-19 measures and considerations, is available online at www.brampton.ca/peelvillagegolf.
City seeking community feedback on further plans for reopening and recovery
The Mayor’s Reopening and Recovery Working Group has begun community engagement to ensure that the City’s reopening meets the service and safety needs of the public and staff. This includes a series of consultations with specific user groups, businesses and community groups. The City held a meeting with sports groups this week and will consult with seniors’ groups next week. The Brampton community is also invited to share their feedback by participating in a survey available online here or by connecting through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the City’s response to COVID-19, visit www.brampton.ca/COVID19.
Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton said “As the City of Brampton makes available additional services including our City golf course, we are doing so in a careful manner that puts user safety first and foremost. As a Healthy and Safe City, we are excited to see residents maintaining an active lifestyle, and we are taking the necessary steps to safely reopen these services that residents rely on.”
Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor Wards 3&4; Lead, Reopening and Recovery Working Group said, “This week the City’s Reopening and Recovery Working Group heard directly from the City’s sports groups and we are pleased to be responding to that input with a safe approach to reopening the City’s courts and golf course. We are in this together and will continue to follow Public Health’s advice as we resume City services and reopen our City.
David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton said, “The safety of City services and facilities is a top priority for City of Brampton and our staff. We will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure that we reopen City services to the public in a responsible and safe manner.”