It is the unofficial start to summer – the Victoria Day long weekend – and the Town of Georgina is getting ready for the 2023 summer season. Warmer temperatures are on the way and that means summer is not far behind. The Town offers a variety of outdoor recreation areas, parks, beaches, sports fields and splash pads for use by residents and visitors.
Tennis and pickleball courts
Tennis courts, basketball and pickleball courts will be maintained from mid-May through mid-October. Netting has been installed.
Ball diamonds and soccer fields
Regular maintenance will begin on or about May 15 and continue until Oct. 15, weather permitting. Baseball field use begins after the Victoria Day long weekend, providing weather conditions permit.
Splash pads will be open, weather permitting, from June 1 to the end of the Labour Day long weekend. In order to open before June 1, five consecutive days of temperatures 20 Celsius or higher must occur. To learn more and locations, visit georgina.ca/SplashPads.
Amenities and facilities
Parks, trails, playgrounds, Town boat launches and the dog parks are open. Residents and visitors are reminded that barbecues and outdoor cooking devices are not allowed in Town parks or on the beaches where signs are posted.
Resident parking pass
Residents are required to display a 2023 resident parking pass to park in the lots. Parking passes are available online at georgina.ca/ParkingPass. Visitors are required to purchase a valid parking ticket from pay-and-display machines at waterfront parks.
No parking fines and no stopping fines are in effect for the Waterfront Park Buffer Zone. This includes the entire shoreline area of Lake Simcoe and Town roads in lakeside neighbourhoods. No parking fines are $100 and no stopping fines are $150 within this area. Visit georgina.ca/parking for more information. Visitors must display a valid parking ticket obtained from the pay-and-display parking machines at the waterfront parks.
The Town offers a number of accessible features at various locations including the Mobi-mat and Mobi-chair at De La Salle Beach, the arm at the ROC, the wheelchair swing at the ROC, and accessible playground equipment at Julia Munro Park. Visit georgina.ca/inclusion to learn more.
Residents are reminded they can set off fireworks without a licence on Victoria Day and Canada Day only, as well as the day before and after each of these holidays. A licence is needed to set off fireworks on any other day of the year. To learn more, visit georgina.ca/fireworks.
Permit applications for agricultural and open-air burn permits are available online. The permit fee is $35 for the calendar year. Residents can have recreational fires and they do not require a permit. Visit georgina.ca/BurnPermit to learn more.
Garage sale permits
Everyone loves a good garage sale and in Georgina, that means getting a garage sale permit. The permit is available online and once submitted, residents will receive a confirmation email that the permit application has been received. Residents are allowed to have three garage sales each calendar year. Visit georgina.ca/GarageSales to learn more.