2020-04-01

Municipality of Lunenburg closes local parks, most trails

by Gayle Wilson

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL) is moving to keep people from gathering outside to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

On March 23, MODL announced the closure of all municipal parks and trails within its parks. As the Arthur Young Trail is not within a park, the municipal trail remains open. And provincial rail trails remain open.

"I strongly encourage people to practice physical distancing, by keeping at least six feet away

from people they do not reside with," Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson said in a news release. "Meeting friends to

walk closely together is discouraged, please walk only with people you reside with. We all need

to work together to flatten the curve, and keep everyone safe," she added.

The list of parks and recreation areas that are now closed is as follows:Wiles Lake ParkMolega Lake ParkRiver Ridge CommonMARC Ball FieldsMiller Point Peace ParkIndian FallsIndian Path Common ParkChurch LakeRose Bay WharfSawpit Wharf ParkHirtle's BeachPetite Riviere Community ParkPine Grove Outdoor Play ParkMushamushSand Dollar BeachUnited Communities Marine ParkLaHave Sunset Park

Residents are encouraged to visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus to stay up-to-date on the

provincial response to COVID-19.

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