It’s been in place since May 21 and monitored by staff on weekends, but as of today, the gate at the entrance to Innisfil Beach Park will be closed and monitored seven days a week until after Labour Day.
“To help reduce crowds and out-of-area travel, we’re imposing measures that will keep our community safe while the province’s vaccination program reaches more people,” said Mayor Lynn Dollin. “Our residents did such a great job following the COVID-19 measures and guidelines at our beaches last summer and we are counting on our citizens to show that same level of support and co-operation again.”
Only residents with a valid resident parking pass will be allowed to park within the park.
In addition, the following measures remain in place:
- Keeping “Beaches in Motion”, meaning only active play on the sand area (e.g. no sunbathing or setting up chairs on the sand).
- Prohibiting barbecues or any other similar equipment for outdoor cooking.
- Allowing dogs at all times, including weekends and statutory holidays. Dogs must be leashed and are not permitted on designated beach areas, sports fields, or within 15 metres of the water’s edge.
- Physical distancing circles on grass areas.
- Maximum occupancy limits within pavilions and on the pier.
- Additional By-law Officers at peak times on weekends.
The boat launch at 1090 Shore Acres Drive in Gilford is open, with free resident parking and paid non-resident parking at the Shore Acres (Neilly Road) Lot. Staff will control access at the launch seven days a week until September 6.
The following parking lots will be limited to residents-only:
- 9th Line Road End
- 10th Line Park
- 12th/Mapleview Line Park and Lot
- 30th Sideroad North Road End and Dock
- Guest Road Lot
- Belle Ewart Park
Parking in a designated resident-only area without a parking pass may result in a $150 fine or tow. Town staff will continue to monitor parking and public areas.
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