The City of Victoria will be closing down streets and changing parking composition around Beacon Hill Park and Dallas Road in an attempt to encourage social distancing to combat COVID-19.
Starting on Friday, April 10 all primary roads in Beacon Hill Park will be closed to the public on weekends, and only accessible to first responder vehicles.
Parking along Douglas Street and Nursey Road will remain open, but with an increased number of accessible stalls.
In addition to these changes, the City of Victoria will also be sending out city staff to public spaces to engage with residents about playground and recreation facilities to remind them about physical distancing.
CRD and City of Victoria parks are remaining open, though physical distancing is still encouraged.
“I look forward to seeing our parks bustling with play dates and picnics again one day, but right now we are following Dr. Bonnie Henry’s advice to limit the spread of COVID-19,” said Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps in a statement. “Now is the time for people to remain in their home municipalities and to use the parks and trail systems nearby. So if you do go out for exercise and fresh air, a walk close to home is your best option.”