In recognition of reduced recreational opportunities due to COVID-19 this winter, the City of Waterloo is increasing services levels in an effort to provide three additional walking/hiking opportunities.
Residents can use the trails and roadway networks at Mount Hope Cemetery, Parkview Cemetery and Bechtel Park Woodlot, and Clair Creek Trail (located between Sundew Drive and Columbia Forest Blvd at Erbsville Rd).
Washroom facilities will be open at the Parkview Cemetery and Bechtel Park Woodlot location and will be accessible at the Manulife Centre daily from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.).
Walkers/hikers are reminded to please maintain two metre physical distance when using trails and walkways throughout the city unless with members of the same household. Wearing a mask, even outdoors, is recommended.
The cemetery locations both have relatively flat asphalt surfaces and benches to sit and rest when needed. The Clair Creek Trail is a longer (approximately 2 km), and more natural trail experience.
Community members are encouraged to please explore outdoor recreational opportunities within their own neighbourhoods and avoid driving to destination parks and trails which can become busy at times.
During these challenging times, please consider helping a neighbour with their snow clearing and contribute to a stronger and safer community for all.
Reminder that outdoor neighbourhood rinks remain open with reduced capacity and only 10 skaters at a time during the lockdown phase, which begins on December 26. As much as possible, skaters are encouraged to please maintain two metre distancing and no hockey or shinny is permitted.
At all times, skating on stormwater ponds is prohibited and not safe.
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