Enjoying our Open Spaces at Alert Level 3

So the big change with the move to Level 3 is that we can use our local beaches again, from Tuesday our beach access gates will be opened.

Grant MacLeod, Greenspace Manager says, “The beaches are large enough to make physical distancing easy. But please be sensible, if you see others, please give them room – remember keep it local and safe.” 20200424 - Pegasus Beach

During Level 3 playgrounds, most public toilets (apart from those used by essential workers), boat ramps and community facilities will stay closed.

We ask that you don’t use our skate parks, dog parks, tennis courts, basketball courts and sports areas during Alert Level 3 - they remain closed.  This is because there is a risk of breaking your bubble and physical distancing can be hard in these spaces.

And when you are out and about with your four legged friends keep them on a leash just to be on the safe side and please, please remember to pick up their poos.

You will also continue to see contractors carrying our general maintenance and repair work across our community facilities, parks and reserves.

We hope that you enjoy getting out for a walk or cycle in the District. With the change in seasons there will be much to discover with bird migration and the autumn colours giving way for winter.