Discover Burlington Ontario

Reopening #BurlON

by Pam Belgrade

As Phase 1 of reopening Ontario begins we are pleased to share with you the recreation facilities in the Burlington area that are now open (while still maintaining physical distancing).  Remember you should be enjoying these activities with members of your own household.  Please check with the facility/organization before you visit so you get the most up-to-date information on amenities, hours of operation and permitted uses.  We will be updating this listing regularly as we become aware of more areas reopening. 

Please support local businesses by patronizing our retailers, restaurants and services who are open.  For a listing of food services check out this blog updated daily. 

Enjoy spring and our beautiful city of #BurlON.  

Location Starting Date Amenities Open/Activities Permitted Amenities Closed Link
Art Gallery of Burlington TBC Art Gallery Gift shop All other facilities


Bronte Creek Provincial Park May 15 Self-guided activities such as walking, hiking, biking, boating, paddling and fishing will be permitted Washrooms, buildings


Centro Market May 10 Sundays 9-11am Centro Garden is closed so there is no washroom access.


City of Burlington Parks Ongoing Basketball hoops in parks

Benches and picnic tables in parks – please note these amenities are not being sanitized

BMX cycling area at Nelson Park

Community gardens – open to residents to have reserved a plot for 2020

Leash-free dog parks

Multi-use sports fields – open for use by members of the same household (fenced/locked fields are not available for use)

Skate parks at Maple Park, Nelson Park and Norton Park

Tennis courts at Leighland Park, Optimist Park, Brant Hills Park, Millcroft Park and Palmer Park

Playgrounds, sports fields, skateboard areas, tennis and basketball courts.

The west parking lot at Spencer Smith Park (ongoing construction)

LaSalle Park Marina parking lot (ongoing construction)

Lowville Park parking lot (continued crowd management)


Conservation Halton Parks May 22 Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls, Rattlesnake Point, Mount Nemo and Kelso Summit (biking only) Camping Online reservations required

Royal Botanical Gardens May 23

Trails that will open include Hendrie Valley Sanctuary trails, trails on the south shore of Cootes Paradise and Rock Chapel Sanctuary/Berry Tract trails.Trailhead parking lots that will open include Cherry Hill, Rock Chapel, Princess Point and Westdale locations.

Trail use is limited to passive use such as hiking, and birdwatching.

On-site facilities including washrooms closed. Cycling and running on RBG trails is prohibited. North Shore Cootes Paradise Sanctuary trails remain closed.

All RBG Garden Areas (Hendrie Park, Rock Garden, Arboretum, RBG Centre, Laking Garden) remain closed at this time.


Visitors can check to keep informed about further developments in the reopening process.


Tyandaga Golf Course May 23 Open daily, 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Credit cards only. Food and beverage services will be limited to window take-out service only. Dining area is closed.

No group events or tournaments at this time

Closed in #BurlON

Below are facilities which are closed due to non-COVID-19 circumstances

Location Reopening Comments
LaSalle Park Marina Summer 2020 Ongoing Construction


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