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City begins park irrigation schedule early

For immediate release: May 17, 2021 - 11:00am

Due to the lack of precipitation and recent above average temperatures, park areas will begin to receive irrigation ahead of the City’s annual June 1 activation date. 

Including natural precipitation, irrigated park areas will receive up to 25mm (1 inch) of water per week until August 31, 2021.

It is important to remember landscape irrigation systems are not able to fully replenish soil moisture levels during dry weather. Even with regular watering, some irrigated turf areas may remain brown, with weeds becoming more noticeable, until favourable weather conditions return.

For more information on park maintenance service levels including irrigation, mowing, waste collection and weed control, visit