COVID-19 Information -- Access to Town Facilities

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Parks and Pathways Updates

Park Amenities

Iroquois Park Playground
Tulista Park Playground
Boulder Park Playground
Beaver Park Swings
Resthaven Park Playground
Melissa Park Playground
Mermaid Park Swings
Swiftsure Park Playground
Rathdown Park Playground
Community Wellness Park
Iroquois Water Spray Park
Skate Park
Sport Courts


Playgrounds, Water Spray Park and the Community Wellness Park

Municipal playgrounds, the Community Wellness Park, and the Iroquois Water Spray Park are open for use in Sidney.

Signage is posted at these amenities advising that equipment and other park surfaces are not being sanitized. Parents and guardians can make an informed decision before allowing their children to use these amenities.

The Town is asking everyone to use these recreational facilities safely. Guidelines for use include:

  • Do not use or visit if you are sick;
  • Wash or sanitize your hands thoroughly and frequently;
  • Keep at least two metres away from people from other households;
  • Limit use at busy times to avoid overcrowding.

Public washroom facilities are available at Iroquois Park & Tulista Park for handwashing before and after use of the playgrounds and water spray park. If you are planning to visit one of the Town’s other playgrounds or the Community Wellness Park, you are advised to bring your own hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes for hand cleaning before and after using the playground. Please dispose of used sanitizing wipes responsibly.

For more information for parents and families about using playgrounds during COVID-19, visit the BC Centre for Disease Control's website.

Sport Courts & Skate Park

Municipal tennis courts, the Iroquois Park multi-sport court, the sand volleyball court, and the skate park are open for use.

The Town is asking everyone to use the sport courts and skate park safely. Guidelines for these facilities include:

  • Stay home if you are sick;
  • Keep at least two metres away from people from other households;
  • Wash or sanitize your hands thoroughly and frequently;
  • Do not share equipment, water bottles, or snacks; and
  • Remain courteous and limit use if others are waiting to use the facility.

Public Washrooms

Public Washrooms at 9813 Fourth Street (8 am - 8 pm), Iroquois Park (dawn to dusk), and Tulista Park (dawn to dusk) have been kept open for public use with enhanced cleaning procedures.

Parks & Pathways

Sidney's municipal parks and pathways are currently open for people to use to stay active. In order to keep parks and pathways open for use, please follow these guidelines:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Enjoy parks & pathways on your own or with members of your own household only
  • Keep two metres away from people you encounter
  • Please respect the natural environment
  • Please be patient with others

We have made the following directional change to help maintain physical distancing:

  • Waterfront Walkway Section by Sidney/Anacortes Ferry Terminal
    The section of the waterfront walkway running in front of the Sidney/Anacortes ferry terminal unfortunately doesn't allow for pedestrians walking in opposite directions enough room to pass safely. Until further notice, this section of pathway will be open to northbound (towards Sidney) pedestrians only. Southbound pedestrians (towards Victoria) are asked to divert along the Ocean Avenue sidewalk and can rejoin the waterfront walkway at the southern end of Tulista Park. We ask everyone to please practice patience and understanding while pedestrians get accustomed to this pathway change.