As of May 4, the City of Wetaskiwin has added new facilities to its list of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Where possible, the City of Wetaskiwin is in the process of removing basketball rims and nets to further discourage people from playing on City-owned courts. This is an additional measure the City has taken to help prevent the community spread of COVID-19, and to underscore the importance of physical distancing. Like in all cases, the health and safety of residents is absolute top priority.
Current Facility Closures
Are you considering any outdoor activities? Please take a moment to review this list of facility closures first. Fishing at By-the-Lake Park remains open as physical distancing can be easily maintained.
- Tennis courts CLOSED
- Baseball diamonds CLOSED
- Basketball courts CLOSED
- Sports fields CLOSED
The criteria used in making this decision is included below:
- Is the activity restricted by the Province?
- Is it a group or individual activity?
- Is it an activity that can allow social distancing?
- Is this a high intensity activity?
- Are there high contact, non-cleanable surfaces?
The City apologizes for the delay in communicating these closure updates, and thanks everyone who continues to follow all provincial public health orders.
On March 17, the City closed all City facilities to the public as a result of the COVID-19 virus. Essential services including the recycling centre and landfill will remain open at this time.
The recycling centre is open from Wednesday to Sunday between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm. The landfill is open from Monday to Saturday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Wetaskiwn Transit will continue to provide essential transit service, including doctor and medical appointments. All non-essential transit requests will be postponed at this time. To request a booking, please contact 780-361-4445.
Closure and Disruption Updates
Regional news related to COVID-19 changes rapidlty. Please continue to visit this website to learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of staff and citizens of the City of Wetaskiwin.