Oak Bay is lifting the closure of playgrounds on June 8 with more public facilities to follow. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay playgrounds reopen, temporary trash dropoff closes

District moves to slowly reopen the Oak Bay Recreation Centre

Mark it down as the spring no kids could play.

From March 20 to June 7, Oak Bay playgrounds were condemned as an unsafe point of contact for the spread of COVID-19 and other contractible illnesses.

Playgrounds in Oak Bay reopened June 8, a decision made with guidance from Island Health, said a District news release.

New signage will be in place at playgrounds to provide guidelines for safe use.

READ MORE: Pub seeks 55-seat patio on Oak Bay Avenue

While indoor facilities are not open yet, Oak Bay has started offering outdoor fitness programming at Kiwanis Park.

Classes started June 8 and bootcamp registration is open online at oakbay.ca/parks-recreation or by phone at 250-595-7946.

Temporary waste dropoff ends

As Oak Bay is moving to slowly reopen the Oak Bay Recreation Centre it has also ended the temporary municipal dropoff for garbage and waste that’s been in the parking lot of Oak Bay Rec. since April 24.

The temporary dropoff alleviated pressure on the Elgin Road public works station, where residents were waiting up to two hours to drop off yard waste.

The Elgin Road dropoff depot remains open from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Staff are reminding residents waiting in line for Elgin Road dropoff not to idle cars and to follow the direction of the public works attendants.

reporter@oakbaynews.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Hotel workers gather in Victoria, demand right to return to work

Workers also asking the government to make sure employers don’t use pandemic to replace them

Victoria archery club says goodbye to outdoor range in View Royal

Province-owned View Royal property will house handyDART facility

MISSING: Victoria woman dubbed high-risk, last seen mid-June

Kristy Bolton is known to frequent the Rock Bay area

Victoria police beat the heat with a cool summer treat

Officers patrol Esquimalt and Vic West on bicycle as part of Summer Action Plan

Horrifying video shows near head-on collision on Trans Canada

The video was captured on dash cam along Highway 1

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of July 7

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

UPDATE: Vancouver Island skydiving community mourns loss of one of its own

James Smith, 34, of Victoria, dies in Nanoose Bay incident

Elizabeth May endorses Furstenau in BC Greens race

Former federal party leader backs Cowichan Valley MLA

Fraser Valley woman complains of violent RCMP takedown during wellness check

Mounties respond that she was not co-operating during Mental Health Act apprehension

B.C. sees 12 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Three outbreaks exist in health-care settings

Lost dog swims Columbia River multiple times searching for home

The dog was missing from his Castlegar home for three days.

COVID-19: B.C. promotes video-activated services card

Mobile app allows easier video identity verification

ICBC to resume road tests in July with priority for rebookings, health-care workers

Tests have been on hold for four months due to COVID-19

Most Read