Tecumseh reopens more public facilities

Users enjoying the new skate park in Tecumseh, located behind the Town Hall building off Lesperance Rd. July 26, 2013.

Now that most of Windsor-Essex is in stage two, the Town of Tecumseh is reopening more public facilities.

As of Monday, July 6, picnic areas and park shelters, some outdoor washrooms, soccer and baseball fields, and community rooms will reopen.

“We learned this week that additional facilities are permitted to open, subject to safety considerations,” said Mayor Gary McNamara. “Tecumseh is committed to, and hopeful of, continuing to expand services entering Phase 2.”

Social distancing is still required. There will be signs posted at those facilities reminding users to remain at least two metres apart. The town said its Parks and Recreation Department is working closely with local sport organizations to ensure there are plans to meet public health and sport governing bodies requirements. Only 10 participants, including coaches, will be allowed on the sports fields, and games are not yet permitted.

Under Ontario’s emergency orders, gatherings larger than 10 people are still prohibited.

“We ask the community and our local sport organizations to be patient as we take measures to prepare facilities for reopening in a manner that ensures public safety,” added Director of Parks and Recreation, Paul Anthony.

Last month, the town reopened its tennis and pickleball courts, the skate park next to Tecumseh Town Hall, the Tecumseh Dog Park, and Lakewood Park Disc and Golf.

Playground and play structures are still closed, along with outdoor exercise equipment, beaches, splash pads, the Tecumseh Leisure Pool, and Tecumseh Recreation Complex and Arena.