Port Moody to re-open playgrounds, basketball courts, and sport courts June 1

Effective June 1, 2020, City of Port Moody outdoor playgrounds, basketball courts, and sport courts, as well as the covered lacrosse box at Westhill Park, will be open to the public. 

The Tri-Cities (Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam), Village of Anmore, and School District #43 are working in co-ordination with the goal to re-open playgrounds in time for school resuming on June 1 and in alignment with B.C.’s Restart Plan. Port Moody spray parks remain closed until further notice. 

We all need to do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The City asks everyone to use public spaces and facilities safely and responsibly:

  • maintain physical distance – stay two metres apart from anyone who is not a member of your household;
  • no large gatherings or organized sports
  • wash your hands frequently
  • stay home if you’re sick
  • use during non-peak hours if possible
  • don’t litter – dispose of your waste responsibly 

City of Port Moody park hosts and bylaw enforcement staff will monitor outdoor recreational facilities as resources allow to educate the public about the importance of physical distancing. Residents and visitors are reminded that, under Bylaw Number 2894, dogs are not allowed at any time on courts, sports field surfaces, or running tracks. 

As we take a phased approach to re-opening City facilities, the safety of our residents and employees continues to be our top priority. Previously re-opened outdoor facilities include tennis and pickleball courts, skate parks, and bike parks. Sports fields have been opened up for limited use, with no organized sports or large gatherings allowed. 

The City is continuously monitoring information about COVID-19 coming from public health authorities, and makes decisions about City services and facilities with the health and safety of its residents in mind. Visit portmoody.ca/covid19 to stay up-to-date on impacts to City services.