City to reopen playgrounds and its Museum

Posted On Thursday July 16, 2020

Playgrounds in city parks will reopen for use on Friday. The reopening follows an announcement earlier this week from the province that communities in Waterloo Region were moving into Stage 3, as of Friday. 

In this phase, playground use is permitted. Anyone using playground equipment is still required to maintain physical distancing. They should wash their hands before and after using the equipment, and also consider wearing a mask as an additional precaution. Additional information to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be posted at each playground and is also available on the Region of Waterloo’s Public Health website. (Learn more about COVID-19.

In addition, the City of Waterloo is pleased to announce that it’s Museum, located in Conestoga Mall, is reopening on July 28. Here is the exciting line-up visitors can enjoy: 

Exhibit: Back 2 Basics: Timely pieces from our collection.  A look at relevant trending things that have come from our time of quarantine. 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


The Museum is also restarting its cemetery tours: 

200 Years of Learning- Thursday July 16, evening 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 9 afternoon 2 p.m. 

Murder & Mayhem – Thursday, August 20, evening 7 p.m. and Sunday, September 13 afternoon 2 p.m.


To register:

Call 519-885-8828 ext. 29016

Online: email



Media contact: 

Tony Iavarone
Director, Corporate Communications
City of Waterloo