Breakwater Park Closed for Additional Seven Days

Published on: 2021/04/20 - in News

As concern about COVID-19 case numbers in Kingston continued, the City is keeping Breakwater Park closed for an additional seven days, until April 27 at 4pm, to prevent crowding.

“I renewed the emergency order to close Breakwater Park for an additional seven days given ongoing concern about our COVID-19 case count locally,” said Mayor Bryan Paterson. “We know how important this area is to the community, especially at a time when getting outdoors is so important, and I expect we will be in a better position to open the park in another week. We’re exploring a number of options to ensure it can be done safely.”

City Bylaw Enforcement and Kingston Police will also continue to monitor other parks in proximity to the University District while fences remain up around the north, east, and west boundaries of Breakwater Park, which runs along King Street between Lower University Avenue and Beverley Street.

Anyone using Breakwater Park, even alone, is now subject to fines. People who do not maintain physical distancing in any city park – and anyone found inside the closed area of Breakwater Park – can be issued a $2,060 Penalty Notice under the City’s AMPs for failure to comply with an emergency order.

Any fines issued under the City’s AMPs can be paid and appealed directly through the City.

Community members who witness a gathering of concern can contact Kingston Police at its non-emergency number: 613-549-4660.

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