Town Facilities to Start Slowly Opening on May 19

Author: Kaleb Brink Posted on: May 15, 2020

On Thursday, April 30, the Province of Alberta announced the Alberta COVID-19 Relaunch Strategy, a plan that puts safety first, while gradually reopening businesses and activities to the public, and getting people back to work. The Town of Vegreville has responded to the Province’s efforts, by developing a Town of Vegreville COVID-19 Relaunch Plan for reopening public facilities and services.

Much like the Provincial Relaunch Strategy, the Town’s Plan places the health and safety of our residents and staff as our top priority, while gradually reopening municipal facilities and services that our residents and businesses so eagerly anticipate.

Effective May 19, 2020, the following Town facilities will open to the public:

Administration Office, Family and Community Support Services Office, Public Works Office, and the Emergency Services Building
Each facility has slightly different precautions in place to ensure the safe and effective delivery of Town services

Outdoor Ice Rink
The Outdoor Ice Rink is open to accommodate bicycling and road hockey. A maximum of 50 people are permitted to use the space at a time. All users must maintain physical distancing at all times. No organized public games or league play is permitted at this time.

Tennis Courts
The Tennis Courts are open. A maximum of 4 people are permitted to be in the space at a time. All users must maintain physical distancing at all times. No organized public games or league play is permitted at this time. Equipment such as balls and tennis rackets will not be provided, and we strongly recommend that court-users sanitize their equipment after each use.

Outdoor Sports Areas
Basketball Courts, Baseball Diamonds and Soccer Fields are open. A maximum of 50 people are permitted to use the space at a time. No organized public games or league play is permitted at this time. We strongly recommend that users sanitize their equipment after each use.

Vegreville Landfill
Remains open, with existing restrictions in place.

Vegreville Materials Recovery Facility
Remains closed to the public. However, residents can drop items off at the facility by following the directions posted onsite.

Dog Off-Leash Area (DOLA)
The DOLA remains open. A maximum of 50 people are permitted to be in the space at a time. All users must maintain physical distancing at all times. Those who use the DOLA are urged to practice good hygiene by washing their hands following their visit and disinfecting personal equipment.

Skate Park
The Skate Park is open. A maximum of 50 people are permitted to use the space at a time. All users must maintain physical distancing at all times.

Each facility has slightly different processes in place to ensure the safety of residents, so before visiting the Town’s facilities on Tuesday, residents are asked to familiarize themselves with Alberta’s Public Health Orders and the Town’s Municipal COVID-19 Relaunch Plan.

The Town will wait for further direction from the Government of Alberta before releasing Stage 2 of our Municipal COVID-19 Relaunch Plan.

The following facilities will remain closed to public access until further notice:

  • Wally Fedun Arena
  • Social Centre
  • Multiplex
  • Aquatic and Fitness Centre
  • Playgrounds
  • Vegreville Municipal Campground
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Vegreville Centennial Library

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For more information, please contact:
Kaleb Brink, Communications Coordinator
T: 780-632-2606 E: [email protected]