“Snow and ice make the concrete surfaces very slippery and this elevates the risk of injury from slips and falls,” he argues. “The steep walls of the bowl section may be too difficult for people to climb out of.”
Stanley adds that makeshift ramps have also been built at the park by its users, which can also be unsafe.
“This practice is extremely dangerous and is prohibited,” he says. “City staff will be diligent to remove these structures upon discovery or notification.”
The closure is indefinite.