Toronto set to reopen over 850 park amenities this weekend

Baseball, soccer fields and basketball courts will open, but not for team sport play

The City of Toronto will open more than 850 park amenities this week, mayor John Tory announced on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the city opened 70 off-leash dog parks, five BMX park locations, 14 skateboard parks and four disc golf locations.

Park amenities scheduled to open in time for this upcoming weekend include:

  • picnic shelters
  • more than 300 soccer and multi-use outdoor fields
  • more than 300 baseball diamonds and
  • 150 basketball courts.
  • Many popular park amenities will remain closed as the city continues to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Playground equipment, outdoor exercise equipment, swimming pools, splash pads, Riverdale Farm, and High Park Zoo will not open at this time.

    More, via official release:

    Permits for soccer, multi-use fields and baseball diamonds continue to be cancelled until June 29. Individuals may use outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields for non-team sports, such as walking, running, biking, skateboarding, frisbee, kicking a ball, and low contact racquet sports like tennis, badminton, pickleball and ping pong. Individuals are not permitted to play team sports, such as soccer or baseball, even on fields intended for this purpose unless they are members of the same household.