Dysart has opened more recreation facilities around the municipality.

The Skate Park, Head Lake tennis and basketball courts, ball diamond and ball hockey rink, picnic areas, park benches and outdoor shelter areas are open to small groups of up to 10, starting Friday.

The caution tape has also been removed from the public beaches in the municipality, although playground equipment and outdoor fitness equipment remain closed.

Dysart et al have a total ban on Flying Lanterns and have released their updated fireworks rules and regulations.

The following recreation facilities are open in Dysart et al:

– Haliburton Junction Skate Park
– Head Lake tennis courts
– Basketball courts
– Ball diamonds
– Ball hockey rink
– Picnic areas
– Park benches
– Outdoor shelter areas

When using these facilities we ask that you practice physical distancing and limit group sizes to 5 or less people.

Please note: playgrounds, beaches and the outdoor fitness equipment still remain closed.

Thursday, June 4, 2020 the Dysart et al Emergency Control group made the decision to allow the caution tape to be removed from the Dysart et al public beaches. When visiting a public beach please:

– practice physical distancing (ensure there is at least 2 metres between you and people outside your household);
– remember that playground and outdoor fitness equipment remain closed;
-do not share equipment with people that are not in your household;
-limit group sizes and follow the current regulations (as of June 5, they are no more than 5 people per group);
– check the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit website for safe beach use during COVID-19 and beach water testing results;
– remain within arms length of young children and supervise them constantly in and around the water – there are no Lifeguards at the Dysart et al beaches.

The Municipality now regulates the dates and permitted times for the setting off of Consumer Fireworks within Dysart et al. Fireworks are permitted on New Year’s Eve and the weekends of Victoria Day, Canada Day and the Civic Holiday. For further details including the permitted times please see the Fireworks By-law No. 2019-41 under Services on the By-law & Licensing page.

Display Fireworks Event Approval: In order to hold a Display Fireworks event a completed approval form is required to be submitted along with supporting documents as outlined in the Display Fireworks Manual by Natural Resources (NRCan). A fillable copy of the approval form can be found on the sidebar under Public Display Fireworks Event Approval Form. The application package must be submitted to the Fire Chief or designate no later than (14) business days prior to the event. For a complete list of requirements including insurance and permit fees, reference Dysart Fireworks By-law, 2019-41, Section 6.0