"The safety of Londoners and staff is our No. 1 priority as we reopen park amenities", said Scott Stafford, managing director of parks and recreation.
Late Tuesday afternoon, the city announced it's reopening outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields including baseball diamonds, soccer pitches, disc golf courses, tennis courts, skate parks and pickleball courts.
Londoners looking to get outdoors can now use the city's parks and sports facilities.
While park amenities reopen, health measures and precautions remain critical to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
However, Lake Shore Boulevard's eastbound lanes between Coxwell Avenue and Kew Beach Avenue near those parks will be closed this May 23 weekend as part of the city's ActiveTO road closures to allow more space for physical distancing.
It is important to note, that permits for soccer, multi-use fields, and baseball diamonds continue to be cancelled until June 29.
City crews have already begun installing tennis nets and unlocking gates to dog parks. Only members of the same household can play any kind of team sports together right now. The city also said that gatherings of more than five people are still not permitted.
Provincial orders prohibiting the use of play structures, swings, slides, splash pads and outdoor exercise equipment remain in effect.
Two of the city-owned golf courses, Fanshawe Golf Course and Thames Valley Golf Course, opened to the public last weekend.
"While visiting a park, people must continue to practise physical distancing".
Signage at all parks will remind residents of the guidelines and the city's COVID-19 Enforcement Team will monitor parks to ensure physical distancing is followed.