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Spray pads to open June 26; Redesigned summer camps and outdoor pools open July 13

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:45 PM

The City of Burlington is excited to announce the opening of spray pads on June 26 and the redesigned summer camps and outdoor pool programs will begin on July 13.

Following public health recommendations and the Province’s emergency orders, COVID-19 precautions and preparations will be in place to reduce the spread of the virus. All redesigned programs and services will look very different from pre-COVID-19 programs and will still be high quality, fun, active and create great summer memories.

To ensure crowd management, all programs and pool use (including lap and rec swims) will require pre-registration and payment. There is no registration required for spray pads.

All programs and offerings can be viewed online at Registrations are only being accepted online at If you need assistance, please call 905-335-7600 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday or email

Anyone attending a camp or swim must follow strict...

LaSalle Park Community Marina closed for summer 2020 season

LaSalle Park Community Marina update: Marina and sailing programs closed for 2020 summer season

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 08:30 AM

Burlington, Ont.—June 24, 2020— In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of volunteers and boaters, the boards of directors for the LaSalle Park Marina Association (LPMA) and the Burlington Sailing and Boating Club (BS&BC) have announced the LaSalle Park Community Marina and BS&BC sailing programs will not operate for the 2020 summer season.

The decision to close the marina is made by the LPMA and the BS&SC, who took the following into consideration:

  • Volunteer safety – in order to install the docks at the marina, volunteers are required to work within small boats where physical distancing is not possible.
  • Shortened boating season - construction of the new wave break at the LaSalle Park Community Marina was delayed due to impacts from COVID-19. While the wave break is now completed, the LPMA estimates the installation of the docks and placement of boats in the water would take four to five weeks, resulting in a significantly shorter boating season.
  • Financial...

City of Burlington preparing to partially open Lowville Park on June 29

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 08:00 AM

Burlington, Ont.—June 23, 2020—Lowville Park will partially reopen on Monday, June 29, 2020. Visiting Lowville Park will look different than it did prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the City of Burlington is putting measures in place to help visitors have a safe park experience during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Parking lot capacity has been reduced to 50 per cent to allow for physical distance spacing and prevent overcrowding. The entrance will be monitored and vehicles may be turned away when parking has reached capacity. Street parking is not permitted, parking enforcement will be in effect. Illegally parked vehicles will be tagged and/or towed.

What’s open and closed in Lowville Park

Washrooms will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Water is not potable and visitors are reminded to bring their own drinking water.

The playground remains closed. Staff levels are reduced so please clean up your area and put waste in receptacles or take it home for disposal. No picnic permits are...

Mayor crosswalk

City of Burlington announces first rainbow crosswalk

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2020 07:00 AM

Burlington, Ont.— June 19, 2020— The City of Burlington announced its first rainbow crosswalk with Mayor Marianne Meed Ward, City Councillors and a few representatives from the LGBTQ2IS+ community. To keep within the COVID-19 Provincial State of Emergency, the announcement was made virtually using Facebook Live from the new crosswalk location on Lakeshore Road at the base of Burlington Avenue. The crosswalk is in recognition of Pride and inclusivity.

On Sept. 23, 2019 Council approved a motion to bring a rainbow crosswalk to the city. Staff received requests for crosswalks at about 15 different city intersections. Some popular locations such as Lakeshore and Maple and Lakeshore and Nelson were not viable locations for the rainbow crosswalk because of the already existing coloured, patterned concrete.

Transportation staff formed a Rainbow Crosswalk Project Team made up of representatives of the LGBTQ2IS+ community:

  • Burlington Inclusivity Advisory Committee & HRPS
  • St. Christopher's Anglican...

Temporary Outdoor Patios: Burlington City Council approves bylaw amendments and program changes to encourage economic recovery during COVID-19

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2020 05:45 AM

Burlington, Ont. — June 19, 2020 — At Burlington City Council on Thursday, June 18, Council approved bylaw amendments to allow temporary patios on private property. This is part of the City of Burlington’s reopening response to the COVID-19 virus while protecting its staff and residents. The temporary bylaw was passed to help local businesses operate during these unprecedented times and protect public health and safety.

Temporary Use Bylaw and Bylaw to Regulate Temporary Patios to support COVID-19 relief - PL-38-20
The City is eliminating regulatory, normal process and cost barriers to permitting temporary patios for the rest of 2020 to make it easier for temporary patios and temporary outdoor retail sales areas on private property. The streamlined application process includes guidelines to help businesses complete the application.

Downtown Temporary Patios to support COVID-19 relief - PL-37-20
The City is also temporarily suspending the Pop-Up Patio Program for 2020....