No lifeguard supervision will take place at municipal beaches.
Washroom facilities at the following waterfront areas will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, beginning Friday, June 26:
• Bell Park Main Beach
• Capreol Public Beach (portable washrooms)
• Kalmo Beach
• Meatbird Lake Park
• Moonlight Beach
• Nepawhin Lake Park
• Whitewater Lake Park
Washrooms will be maintained by Parks Services staff, in line with the Cleaning and Disinfection for Public Settings guidelines set out by Public Health Ontario. The guidelines can be found here: www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/factsheet-covid-19-environmental-cleaning.pdf?la=en
The City of Greater Sudbury continues the safe and gradual reopening of public facilities and services, in line with the first stage of the Province’s reopening framework.
Under the new provincial guidelines announced on May 21, residents can use municipal parks, beaches and open spaces for recreational activities alone or with members of the same household, for example, playing catch, reading a book, throwing a Frisbee, or doing personal fitness exercises.
Parks, beaches, trails, sports fields and other recreational areas and open spaces will be maintained to ensure public safety, however services may be delayed. This means grass cutting, garbage cleanup and other general maintenance activities may take longer than usual.
No lifeguard supervision will be available at municipal beaches. Rescue equipment will be placed at beaches, however, residents who choose to swim will do so at their own risk. Daily inspections such as water safety checks will not occur.
- Provincial orders state anyone using outdoor spaces including parks or recreational areas must maintain physical distance of at least two metres from other people who not a part of your household. These orders also ban social gatherings of more than five people. To report violations, call 311.
- City by-law officers and contracted security will patrol the use of these spaces, and signage will be in place to remind users of rules.
- Where there are concerns that people are not practising physical distancing, or where the number of users creates a situation where it is not manageable, the City will further review and implement changes as necessary.
Under the Province’s emergency orders, playgrounds, splash pads, field houses, and all indoor recreational amenities remain closed. Residents are reminded that washroom facilities at parks and beaches remain closed.
The City of Greater Sudbury operates seven beaches which are regularly staffed from June through to August. Lifeguard service has been suspended for the 2020 season.
For the most up-to-date local information on COVID-19, and for tips on preventing heat-related illness, visit the Public Health Sudbury & Districts website at www.phsd.ca/coronavirus.
When the summer heat hits, the beach is the perfect place to cool off! The City of Greater Sudbury owns and operates several supervised beaches across the city.
See waterways confirmed to have blue-green algae in the Sudbury and district area - Public Health Sudbury & Districts.
Hours and Etiquette
Children should always be accompanied by an adult and always within arms reach.
Bell Park Main Beach
Bell Park has several beaches. Only the main beach is accessible and supervised by a lifeguard.
Visitors with disabilities can enjoy the water at our main beach with the use of our floating wheelchair. For more information, or to reserve the floating wheelchair, please call 705-674-9116.
Capreol Public Beach
Have your say on the Kalmo Beach 10 year plan
Meatbird Lake Park
Did you know that Moonlight Beach is blue flag certified? When you see the blue flag flying, it means our beach meets strict environmental, educational, safety and access criteria.
- Nepahwin Lake
- Nepahwin Beach is located off Paris Street in Sudbury.