COVID-19: Longueuil closes playgrounds, sports fields and dog parks

In light of the most recent measures put in place by the Quebec government and the Direction de la santé publique, the City of Longueuil has announced it is closing all playgrounds, sports fields, skate parks and dog parks effective immediately and until further notice. Parks will remain open, but gatherings are prohibited. Visitors are reminded to keep two metres apart at all times.

Longueuil Public Market still open
The City has confirmed that the Longueuil Public Market will stay open for grocery shopping. Residents are encouraged to make use of online shopping and pickup service.

Spring recreational activities cancelled
The City has also announced that the cultural, recreational, sports and community activities scheduled for spring 2020 are cancelled. Reimbursement procedures will be provided shortly.

City council meeting
In compliance with social distancing rules, the March 24 city council meeting will be closed to the public. For technological matters, the meeting will be recorded and made available to watch at a later date, on the City's YouTube channel.

Residents who wish to take part in the public question period may email their questions to greffe@longueuil.quebec by 6:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting. The questions will be submitted to the council members.

Essential services maintained by the City
Longueuil also confirmed that all essential municipal services are still functioning normally. The City's teams are working hard to ensure continuity of operations and to safeguard the public and staff. The administration thanks residents for their cooperation and understanding under these extraordinary circumstances.

“I would like to acknowledge the outstanding work of everyone at the City of Longueuil, our civic guardian angels, who are keeping our essential services running and protecting public safety and well-being,” said Longueuil Mayor Sylvie Parent. “Special thanks to those involved in water management and waste pickup, our blue collar employees, police officers, firefighters, 911 call centre operators and the city administration, who have all shown exemplary collaboration in this constantly changing situation.”

Recap

  • Municipal buildings are closed, but the public can still get in touch with the City through the Citizen Service Centre by calling 311 or 450-463-7311 from outside Longueuil, by logging into Mon portail citoyen or by emailing 311@longueuil.quebec.
  • For continued updates on the most recent measures implemented by Longueuil, go to: www.longueuil.quebec/en/covid19.
  • The Quebec government website features a number of resources for anyone with questions about COVID-19 and the measures put into place by the Direction de la santé publique: www.quebec.ca/en/coronavirus/.

About Longueuil
Modern and forward-facing, Longueuil is the central city of the Agglomération de Longueuil, home to more than 430,000 residents. Longueuil is renowned for the quality of its essential public services, its rich and varied cultural programming, and its strong potential for economic development. With a history dating back 360 years, Longueuil is also a vibrant and welcoming city with a remarkable quality of life where families can thrive, surrounded by expansive green spaces, peaceful residential and urban neighbourhoods, and a booming business sector.