School playgrounds will most likely open next week as schools prepare for in-class learning in June.
“SD 48 is aiming to open our playgrounds for May 25,” said Jennifer Morris, the communications officer for the school district.
The school district is also redesigning classrooms to create more open space and will enhance cleaning while creating part-time learning schedules.
Parents will have the choice of bringing their children back to class on a part-time basis starting in June as part of BC’s Restart Plan, although full-time classes will be starting in September.
Meanwhile, the District of Squamish has opened Stan Clarke Park, Pat Goode Park and McNaughton Park as well as Eagle Run Park.
All neighbourhood parks as well as Smoke Bluffs Park, Junction Park and Rose Park are also open. Xwu’nekw Park along Loggers Lane has been closed to build temporary modular homes for the homeless population.
As well, the playing fields surrounding Brennan Park Recreation Centre are also open. However, district is asking people to not bring dogs due dog feces that has been left behind.
The following bike hubs are also open with the provision of portable toilet: Don Ross Middle School, Garibaldi Highlands Elementary School, Dowad Drive and Tantalus Road, 2458 Mamquam Road Parking Lot, Brennan Park Recreation Centre.
The bike hub at the bottom of Legacy Climb on Mamquam Road above Quest University is also open but has no portable toilet or bike wash station available.
District has also opened skate parks at Buckley Avenue under the Mashiter Creek Bridge and Brennan Park, as well as tennis courts at Brennan Park and Eaglewind. The Boulevard tennis courts will re-open by the end of May, weather permitting.
Meanwhile, Brennan Park Recreation Centre, The 55 Activity Centre, Squamish Public Library, the Squamish Adventure Centre and the municipal hall are all closed.