Summer Students Ready to Pitch in at Parks
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Summer Students Ready to Pitch in at Parks

The City of Windsor is welcoming 75 summer students and 15 summer seasonal staff who will help get our parks and flower gardens back to the level of convenience and beauty Windsor residents are used to.

COVID-19 precautions delayed the normal start of the additional summer workforce in May and called for some full-time staff redeployment to other priority areas, including the community garden. Leilani Legronio is normally a tractor operator/landscaper but as she explains in our Community Garden video, she was redeployed to help those in need.

Without staff like Leilani and the additional summer staff, maintenance operations have been reduced which has led to some overgrowth in areas.  Now that training is complete for the majority of students, a seven-day workweek with varied start times spread over two shifts per day will soon be underway.  We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding while we ramped up operations and training as safely as possible under new COVID-19 distancing requirements.

And, while we will still not be fully operating at our usual staff capacity due to distancing requirements, we believe we will have our parks and gardens looking great again soon.

Reminders (Updated September 1, 2020):

Up-to-date list of open park washrooms:

  • Charles Clark Square
  • Festival Plaza
  • Sandpoint Beach
  • Willistead Manor
  • A.K.O. Park
  • Central Park
  • Captain Wilson
  • Forest Glade
  • Garry Dugal Park
  • Jackson Park - Sunken Garden and West
  • Mic Mac - Prince Road, Ivan and Kimmy Lucier
  • Malden - West Yard and Visitors Centre
  • Reaume Park
  • Realtor Park
  • Walker Homesites
  • Vets Memorial

All other park washrooms remain closed.

General COVID-19 Safety Reminders:

  • Stay 2 metres away from others.
  • Do not crowd others when standing in lines.
  • Keep gatherings to 10 people or fewer.
  • Wash your hands frequently and do not touch your face.
  • Carry hand sanitizer.

For more safety tips and practices, visit the Windsor Essex County Health Unit website. For more information on municipal matters related to COVID-19, visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19.

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