Dog Parks, Beaches, Skateboard Parks among amenities to re-open in Huntsville/Port Sydney

Town of Huntsville

As the Province of Ontario enters stage one of the Framework for Reopening the Province, the government has extended Emergency Orders to May 29, 2020 to help keep people safe. The restrictions still apply for closures of bars and restaurants except for takeout and delivery, social gatherings of no more than five people and staff redeployment rules for long-term care homes and congregate settings.

As part of stage one, the Ontario government is permitting re-opening of select outdoor recreational amenities as of May 19, 2020.

The Town of Huntsville will determine when to re-open amenities based on a phased and cautious approach. The slow re-opening of outdoor spaces will allow residents to enjoy fresh air, nature and outdoor physical activity. Residents are asked to obey all posted signage as the Town works to re-open outdoor recreational amenities.

While using amenities please continue to maintain a 2m distance from others, avoid all gatherings of five or more and wash your hands frequently before and after use. If an outdoor space appears busy when you arrive, please try another location or come back later to enjoy.

At this time the following outdoor Town recreational amenities have been re-opened in a cautious approach:

  • Tennis, pickleball, basketball, and volleyball courts (Huntsville and Port Sydney)

  • Skateboard parks (McCulley Robertson Recreation Park)

  • Frisbee golf (McCulley Robertson Recreation Park)

  • Off-leash dog areas and parks (McCulley Robertson Recreation Park)

  • Benches, picnic tables and chairs will be re-installed as outdoor spaces are reopened (Huntsville and Port Sydney)

  • Municipal beaches

  • Walking track at Conroy Park - Residents are reminded that team sport play is still restricted

The following areas will continue to remain closed until further notice:

  • Sports Fields (soccer and baseball diamonds) at McCulley Robertson Recreation Park are closed and still under construction

  • All Town outdoor playgrounds, play structures and equipment are still closed

  • Use of facilities for organized sporting activities

For information on Town Hall services and frequently asked question related to COVID-19 visit For a full list of up-to-date information on Town services, support and resources during COVID-19, or to report a community concern or violation visit online at

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