There will be limited recreation activities available across the City of Red Deer as the new, provincial public health measures come into place.
In a news release Wednesday, the city said all outdoor fitness classes are cancelled because of the new restrictions announced Tuesday.
Indoor recreation facilities were closed last week when targeted public health measures were announced for hot spots in the province.
“Although yesterday’s additional restrictions change things, there are still so many ways to safely be active and continue to enjoy all Red Deer has to offer in our outdoor spaces,” says Barb McKee, recreation superintendent.
“I encourage people to check out amenities like the Pitch ‘n Putt and Disc Golf courses, neighbourhood tennis, basketball and pickleball courts, outdoor fitness parks, our awesome trails and the new household activity reservations on the artificial turf at Setters Place and baseball diamonds at Great Chief Park. All these activities are safely possible under current restrictions.”
Existing registrations for outdoor fitness will continue until Sunday.
All outdoor fitness activity reservations for May 10 and beyond are cancelled and customers will be refunded.
User groups currently holding facility bookings for youth or adult outdoor sport will also be notified of cancellations.
XPlore Sport Day, initially planned for May 8 in conjunction with the PCN Aloha Women’s Fun Run, is also suspended for this year in light of the rise in cases and current public health environment.
Along with this, the Rising Sport Star athletic award is also suspended for this year. This event and award will return in 2022.
The city advised that there are still activities it will offer, including picnic shelters available for booking, virtual fitness as well as arts and culture virtual programs and the pitch ‘n putt at Great Chief Park is open with admission by donation.
Household activities reservations for the turf at Setters Place and ball diamonds at Great Chief Park will start May 10.