The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating a homemade explosive device found on the tennis courts at the Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre this morning.
Police were notified of a suspicious package after city staff discovered the device.
Police say the staff followed all safety protocols. The city was assured by the RNC there was no danger to anyone inside the facility.
The city completes site safety checks of all outdoor recreation facilities each morning to ensure they are safe for residents. The city is currently conducting a second site safety check of all outdoor and indoor recreation facilities as recommended by the RNC.
As a result of the incident, all outdoor sport facilities will be closed this evening and the city apologizes for any inconvenience.
The RNC is reminding citizens that if they ever come across any suspicious device or package, do not touch it and immediately contact the police.