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Parks and Recreation Closes Bathrooms, Skate Parks, and Basketball Courts

Post Date:04/02/2020 3:42 PM

As a result of the state and local stay at home orders, Greensboro Parks and Recreation has seen increased attendance at all outdoor park facilities. In some facilities, it has proven difficult to monitor patron safety and ensure staff and residents are able to observe the requirements of the orders, including staying six feet from others, gathering in groups no larger than 10 people, and staying off play equipment. 

To further prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to protect the health and safety of staff and residents, the following changes will be in place as of Friday, April 3:

  • Public restrooms will be closed at Gateway Gardens, Greensboro Arboretum, Bicentennial Garden, Barber Park, Country Park, Hester Park, Keeley Park, Market Street, Lake Daniel Park, Lake Brandt, Lake Higgins, and Lake Townsend.
  • Skate parks will be closed.
  • Basketball courts will be closed.

“We need everyone to stay safe. Stay home as much as possible, and keep safe while you are out in the parks,” said Parks and Recreation Director Nasha McCray. 

Additional signage will be installed at various park locations to alert people of the social distancing requirements and closures. Basketball nets and play equipment will be tied down or wrapped with caution tape to help ensure people do not use the equipment or the gather in groups of more than 10.

Trails, greenways, neighborhood parks, and golf courses remain open for normal operating hours. Regional parks, gardens, and lakes are open 10 am to 3 pm daily. 

For the latest City news and updates about COVID-19, visit this web page.

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