DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has announced the closure of several regional parks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the Regional District, the parks to be closed include Iver Johnson Community Park, Blackfoot Regional Park, Minaker Regional Park, and Montney Centennial Regional Park.

The District says the closure of parks was a difficult decision, but a necessary one as everyone needs to do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve.

Day-use parks, such as Sundance Park and Spencer Tuck, remain open, however, visitors are asked to maintain physical distancing.

The Regional District says it will continue to monitor the situation and look forward to opening overnight camping facilities once it is safe to do so.

More information can be found on the Regional District’s website.