People using Trafford parks can now enjoy more of their facilities following the government’s easing of the lockdown measures.
New guidelines mean people are allowed can leave their homes for unlimited exercise, but social distancing rules must still be followed.
However, visitors are responsible for their own hygiene – and should wash their hands before and after using any facilities.
Throughout the period of lockdown Trafford has kept all its parks and green spaces open for people to use and now some more of the facilities in them can be used.
Cllr Stephen Adshead, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change, said:
I know how important parks and green spaces are to our residents and that’s why we made the decision to keep them open throughout the lockdown.
I’m pleased that we are now able to allow some more facilities to be used in them while adhering to guidance around hygiene and social distancing.”
The following park facilities can be used:
- · Multi-use Game Areas (MUGAs)
- Car park at Sale Water Park
- Bowling greens can be used, but bowling pavilions remain closed
- Tennis courts
- Pitch and Putt at Woodhey’s Park – the facility is unmanned and temporarily free of charge. Visitors will need to bring their own equipment.
To help you and your family stay safe, some park facilities remain closed until further notice.
Park facilities cannot be used:
- All children’s play areas
- Outdoor gyms
- All bowling pavilions remain closed as well as pets corners
- All climbing walls
- Public toilets
Litter bins are being emptied as normal, however, to report a full bin visit: trafford.gov.uk/report-it or call 03330 035865.
For the latest COVID-19 guidance visit: trafford.gov.uk/Coronavirus-Covid-19-health-advice.aspx
Posted on Friday 15th May 2020