Following the Government of Saskatchewan’s Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, Wascana Lake will be available for non-motorized watercraft starting May 4, 2020. This includes the West Lake between Albert and Broad Street, as well as the boat launch and docks found in the Wascana Marina.
“We want to continue welcoming citizens to their urban park, but we need everyone’s co-operation to observe physical distancing and keep everyone safe,” said Provincial Capital Commission CEO Monique Goffinet Miller. “As the weather warms up, we will see more people enjoying the grounds and lake. By using clearly marked one-way paths, and not congregating at docks or parking lots, we will be able to maintain Wascana Centre during this difficult time.”
Physical distancing measures are still in place and are crucial to the safe use of Wascana Centre. This means staying a minimum of two meters (six feet) apart from anyone who is not from your household.
Play structures, picnic areas and washrooms are closed. Signage has been placed around the park with additional information and the Provincial Capital Commission will continue updating information on Wascana.ca.
The park has implemented one-way traffic along the pedestrian “blue path” around Wascana Lake; this is the main pathway between Albert and Broad Street. Maps are available online and on signage in Wascana Centre parking lots.
Congregating in parking lots is not a low-risk behaviour. It creates an unsafe environment for visitors in Wascana Centre and is an offense under the Public Health Act, which can result in a fine of up to $2,800.
Please enjoy Wascana Centre, safely and respectfully.
For information about COVID-19, visit: www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.