Saanich reopens playgrounds

June 8, 2020

News release

For immediate release

Saanich reopens playgrounds

Saanich, BC – Children across Saanich will have additional opportunities for play this week as the District reopens its playgrounds beginning June 9 with all playgrounds open by June 10. Saanich has 56 playgrounds to reopen.

“We are very happy to reopen our playground facilities just in time for summer,” said Mayor Fred Haynes. “We understand it has been difficult especially for the children and families while they have been closed. As you know this was for our community’s health and safety. Thank you for understanding this. We certainly appreciate everyone’s patience during our closure. We do need to ask that families using the playgrounds continue to follow recommendations from the provincial health officer.”

All playgrounds in municipal parks will reopen with new signage to indicate health and safety guidelines for play. Saanich encourages those using the playgrounds to:

  • practice safe physical distancing;
  • wash your hands before and after using the play area;
  • come back later if the area seems too busy;
  • limit your time if others are waiting; and
  • stay home if you feel sick.

The District closed all playgrounds in Saanich parks March 20 as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Year round public washrooms with running water are open with more frequent cleaning protocols in place. Portable toilets will not be reinstalled at this time.

Learn more

Visit for a full list and locations of the District’s 56 playgrounds. You can find the most up-to-date information as Saanich resumes its services reopens facilities at


Media contact:
Eva Riccius
Senior Manager Parks