Peel parks and trails to remain closed, says CVC While the Province of Ontario announced the reopening of provincial parks and provincial conservation reserves beginning May 11, the region’s local conservation authority said that current closures will remain in place until further notice.
Credit Valley Conservation announced last week that its parks and trails will remain closed as staff plan a phased reopening of most of its trails. Provincial conservation reserves are not the same as conservation areas, said the conservation authority, which has continued to monitor provincial announcements related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We understand people’s frustrations and we look forward to welcoming visitors back as soon as it is safe to do so,” said Terri LeRoux, Senior Manager, Property, Asset, Recreation and Conservation Area Services for CVC. “The safety of our visitors and staff is our highest priority.”
Preparing operations across the system for safe social distancing – Changing park signage; – Performing enhanced maintenance and cleaning operations; – Ensuring vendor support with services such as garbage pick-up; and – Coordinating the changing parks status with municipal partner authorities (police, by-law) and other land management agencies. Residents looking for additional information can visit cvc.ca/parkconditions for additional updates.
Staff and security are continuing to enforce closures throughout the region, and no members of the public, including Conservation Parks members, may use or enter CVC conservation area grounds or trails until further notice. LeRoux said that a number of critical steps need to take place before visitors can once again enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of being in nature at CVC properties. Preparations include: – Checking nearly 100 kilometres of trails for hazards and safety concerns; – Removing the closure barriers (barricades) from 76 locations; –