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City of Tallahassee closes all playgrounds, dog parks and athletic fields

Parks, trails and greenspaces still open
City Of Tallahassee
Posted at 2:10 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 14:24:30-04

The City of Tallahassee has closed all playgrounds, basketball courts, dog parks and athletic fields in the city to comply with the CDC's guidelines on COVID-19.

Citing their desire to uphold CDC guidance to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, officials have closed all playgrounds, basketball courts, dog parks, pavilions, shelters and athletic fields (meaning no pick up games/group practices) starting on Monday.

Officials didn't say when the closures will be lifted.

"This step is part of proactive measures the City is taking to protect public health while providing recreational opportunities in its parks during this time," they wrote on Twitter. "As residents continue to enjoy time in our parks, they are reminded to keep at least 6 feet between themselves and others."

The City's parks and greenspaces are currently open though city officials say the areas that encourage gathering within them are closed. Trails are also still open.

"We ask anyone who chooses to visit a park for a walk or bike ride to please follow the CDC social distancing guidelines," officials wrote.