With parks becoming “busier than ever” during pandemic life, the City of North Vancouver is making sure its green spaces are well equipped for residents heading into summer.
The city’s parks team has been busy installing a bunch of new wooden picnic tables at popular neighbourhood spots, to give you more space to park your caboose. There are now 20 new tables available for use across Grand Boulevard, Ray Perrault, Mahon, and West Victoria parks.
“Parks across the region set attendance records last year and with the recent summer-like weather our city parks are busier than ever,” Stephanie Smiley, acting manager of communications for the city, said.
“We know it’s important for residents to get outside but to remain local and within their bubbles. Providing more picnic tables in city parks gives people a chance to do that safely.”
To address the increased use of city parks, Smiley said the city has also added extra bike racks, waste and recycling receptacles, and portable toilets.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the city is also reminding residents to respect all provincial health officer orders while out and about in community spaces.
“The city’s network of parks and greenways are a great way for our residents to get outside and enjoy the outdoors safely during COVID-19,” Smiley said.
“We ask that people please respect all PHO’s orders when they’re out using city spaces and please ensure that groups are no larger than 10 and all within your bubble.”
Community members using the parks are also asked to "please always remember to pack out what you pack into our parks by bringing your leftovers, garbage, and recyclable materials home with you for proper disposal, when possible."
Explore the city's parks and check what amenities they have on this handy map.