COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance and No Gathering

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19.

Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction. 

What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres.

The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing.

The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches

For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

Visit for the latest information. The Windsor Essex County Health Unit continuously provide updated information on the latest health advice and local COVID-19 data.

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