Special Areas Parks Lifting Restrictions – June 12, 2020 – Special Areas Board

Special Areas Parks Lifting Restrictions – June 12, 2020

On June 12 Special Areas operated parks and campgrounds will be moving towards full operations. Service levels will vary over the next few weeks as we work hard to get spray parks, concessions, and stores up and running. Access to showers and laundry services may be limited, and with tenting now permitted, campers using self-contained units like RVs or trailers are being asked to reduce use of shared facilities if possible.

All sites available for public use will operate on a first-come, first-serve basis for the 2020 season. For current park and campground information, contact the Special Areas Parks Line at (403) 779-2155.

The following changes will be in effect Friday, June 12:
- All boat launches and marinas will be open to public use, including at Prairie Oasis Park
- All playgrounds and play areas will be open to public use
- All day use areas will be open to public use, including at Prairie Oasis Park
- Camping in tents will be permitted
- Small group camping will be permitted in small group campsites

At Gooseberry Park, campground and day use area will open to the public on Monday, June 15. The spray park is not expected to be operational until July. Special Areas is providing operational support for 2020 at the campground and spray park facilities.

At Blood Indian Park, the Trading Post will be opening on a limited basis on June 19. The spray park is expected to be operational in July.

At Prairie Oasis Park, the Concession and Store will be opening on a limited basis beginning June 26.

We encourage all visitors to our parks and campgrounds to come prepared and to follow public health recommendations to help limit spread of COVID-19. Follow physical distancing guidelines by staying 2 meters apart from other visitors, especially in day use and high-traffic areas. Equipment in playgrounds and other public spaces will not be cleaned or sanitized between users, so all users should clean hands before and after use. Reduce congestion in high-traffic areas and respect all capacity limits in facilities and buildings.

Most importantly, if you are sick, or were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19, stay home.

For more information on parks and recreation in the Special Areas, go to our parks page.