City of Yellowknife closes all city playgrounds

Yellowknife City Hall (File photo/CKLB)

The City of Yellowknife would like to advise residents that effective immediately, all City Playgrounds will be closed until further notice.

In a news release, the city stated, “This action has been taken following information released by Dr. Kami Kandola, Chief Public Health Officer, GNWT, on COVID-19.”

All City playgrounds and any parks with playgrounds inside will be closed, the city says.

The complete list includes:

  • Borealis Park
  • Demelt Crescent Park
  • Doornbos Park
  • Forrest Drive Park
  • Hordal/Bagon Park
  • Josephine Walcer Park
  • Lamoureux Park
  • Latham Island Park
  • Lakeshore Park
  • Magrum Park
  • McNiven Beach Park
  • Moyle Park
  • Parker Park
  • School Draw Park
  • Somba K’e Park
  • Stirling Park


Outdoor rinks and trails remain open and will be maintained by the City. At this time, the City asks all residents to practice social distancing while enjoying the outdoors.

The City continues to evaluate the situation surrounding COVID-19 in Yellowknife and will inform the public of any changes.

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