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Town of Okotoks Announces Timelines for Re-Opening Some Municipal Facilities and Amenities

In response to the Alberta Government’s relaunch strategy, the first stage of the Town of Okotoks’ relaunch plan for public amenities begins Victoria Day long weekend.

Stage one includes re-opening the following amenities and facilities, with health and safety measures in place, as well as continued adherence to physical distance rules:

  • Skateboard park: re-opening on May 16, 2020 with physical distancing protocols in place.
  • Sport courts (Wilson and Tower Hill Courts): re-opening the week of May 25, 2020, once maintenance and resurfacing of Wilson Courts is complete. Non-league singles tennis with conditions or pickleball will be permitted. Non-league doubles with members outside the same household are not allowed.
  • Municipal Centre: re-opening on June 15, 2020. Until this time, service continues to be offered via phone, email and online.
  • Okotoks Art Gallery: re-opening on June 16, 2020 with physical distancing protocols in place.
  • Okotoks Museum and Archives: re-opening on June 16, 2020 with physical distancing protocols in place.
  • BMX track: the BMX Bike Club is anticipating opening on July 2, 2020. 

Parks, natural areas, pathways and the off-leash dog park continue to be open with physical distancing. All playing fields and diamonds are closed for any organized team games or activities; however, they are open for non-organized, passive use only, with appropriate physical distancing and sharing of equipment only with members of the same household. 

Parks and Outdoor Recreation Locations

AreaStatusDetails
Off-leash Dog ParkOPEN with restrictionsOpen with physical distancing. 
Community GardenOPEN Open as of May 1 2020.
Park spaces, natural areas and pathwaysOPENOpen with physical distancing. 
Okotoks Skate ParkOPENING May 16Re-opening with restrictions and physical distancing protocols in place.
Public Playground structures and outdoor fitness equipmentCLOSEDWe encourage residents to use parks and open spaces while maintaining social distancing. Learn more
Ball Diamonds and Playing FieldsCLOSEDClosed for any league play, organized team games or activities.
Permitted use: Non-organized, passive use only, with appropriate physical distancing.
Outdoor Sport CourtsOPENING week of May 25Non-league singles tennis with conditions or pickleball will be permitted. Non-league doubles with members outside the same household is not allowed. 
BMX TrackCLOSEDAnticipated opening of July 2, 2020
Outdoor Park Washrooms/ToiletsCLOSED 
Water Spray ParkCLOSEDNot expected to open this summer.

Municipal Facilities

Town FacilityStatusDetails
Okotoks Eco CentreOPENRegular hours 
Southridge Emergency Services/RCMPRESTRICTED ACCESSCall 403-995-6400 to speak directly with an RCMP employee.
Municipal Centre CLOSEDRe-opening June 15, 2020 with restrictions. Until this time, service continues to be offered via phone, email and online. Hours and contact information
Operations CentreCLOSED 
Okotoks Family Resource CentreCLOSEDService available via phone, email and online. Hours and contact information
Recreation Facilities
(Okotoks Recreation Centre and Pason Centennial Arenas)
CLOSED  
Okotoks Art GalleryCLOSEDRe-opening on June 16, 2020 with physical distancing protocols and new safety measures in place. NOTE: All programs and rentals are cancelled
Okotoks MuseumCLOSED Re-opening on June 16, 2020 with physical distancing protocols and new safety measures in place.NOTE: All programs and rentals are cancelled
Rotary Performing Arts CentreCLOSEDNOTE: All events and rentals are cancelled
Okotoks Public LibraryCLOSEDokotokslibrary.ca
Crescent Point Field HouseCLOSEDcpregionalfieldhouse.com
Duvernay Field House (Dawgs Stadium)CLOSED 
Fire StationsCLOSEDNo general public access

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