City Playgrounds and Park Amenities Temporarily Closed to Support Social (Physical) Distancing

Mar 29, 2020

The City of Greater Sudbury is further reinforcing social (physical) distancing measures supported by Public Health Sudbury & Districts by temporarily closing all playgrounds and park amenities, effective immediately.

This includes play structures, off-leash dog parks, skateboard parks, play fields, sports courts and other park amenities.

The closure of park amenities and playgrounds to the public protects the health and safety of residents and staff, and helps limit the potential spread of COVID-19 in the community. These closures also support the recent provincial order to limit public gatherings of more than five people, and addresses numerous concerns brought forward to the municipality by residents about large gatherings in these areas.

Open spaces, including the Bell Park Boardwalk, remain open, however residents should be diligently practising proper social (physical) distancing measures at all times.

For inquiries related to the unauthorized use of closed City facilities, parks amenities and playgrounds, call 311.  

Please monitor our website at, and social media accounts at or for updates on City services affected by COVID-19.The City of Greater Sudbury, through decisions of City Council, and with guidance from Public Health Sudbury & Districts, will continue to take additional steps to limit the potential spread of COVID-19 in the community.

“By closing park amenities and playgrounds, we are taking additional steps to ensure we are doing everything we can to limit the potential spread of COVID-19 in our community. Countless residents are staying home, following social distancing measures, and heeding the expert advice of Public Health. I sincerely thank you for this. Every one of us plays an important role in protecting our friends, neighbours and families. Please stay home, and leave only if absolutely necessary.”

 - Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger