Winnipeggers are roaming in parks across the city, with strict restrictions on all indoor ceremonies due to novel coronoviruses.
The 20C weather with new restrictions means bookings are quickly becoming a hot commodity at Asinbayne Park.
“When new public health restrictions were announced [last week]”We saw a sudden increase in volume in terms of picnic site booking requests,” says Laura Cabak, the park’s communications manager.
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As of May 1, picnic spots in Assinbioin can be reserved in four hours time.
Empty sites are still available for drop-in use.
A site’s price tag rings in at $ 50 and Cabac says they are selling faster than any year in recent memory.
“Currently, we’re pretty much booked for the weekend in late May,” she says.
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“We have a lot of availability during June on weekdays and June is still quite open at this time.”
After booking the site online, you will have to wait for a phone call from the staff at the park to confirm your reservation.
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“Typically, this happens within about 48 hours, but due to the increased demand right now, it may take a little longer, so we just ask for your patience,” she says.
“If you want a dedicated site, plan ahead and give yourself some time so that you have that option.”
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