Effective March 23, playgrounds across Terrace are closed for public use to encourage social distancing. (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

Terrace shuts down all playgrounds and recreational courts in response to COVID-19

Rugby field at college is also closed for sports use

The City of Terrace is following the lead of many municipalities across the province as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and has closed all playgrounds and public recreational spaces..

According to an update on the city’s website on March 23, the decision was made in support of the provincial order for social distancing which has led to the indefinite closure of all City of Terrace playgrounds, basketball courts, pickleball courts and tennis courts.

“We understand these are difficult decisions for families, especially those with young children, but now is the time for us all to do our part to help flatten the curve and follow the recommendations from our provincial and federal governments, along with the BC Centre for Disease Control and Northern Health,” reads the city update.

“Getting outside is still important for our physical and mental wellbeing. We encourage you to get outside if you are able to, but while doing so, it is important to stay two metres away from anyone who does not live with you.”

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The City of Terrace has posted signs at these recreational facilities to remind the public. The update adds that if residents choose to use fields and trails, social distancing must also be maintained.

Coast Mountain College’s spokesperson Sarah Zimmerman has also indicated that the rugby field at the Terrace campus is closed to any sports activities that cannot accommodate physical distancing. Sports such as rugby, soccer, football and ultimate frisbee are no longer permitted until further notice.

The space can only be used for activities that allow people to be at least six feet apart at all times.



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(Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

(Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

(Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

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