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Dog parks across Leon County reopen after COVID-19 shutdown

Social distancing still encouraged
Posted at 6:17 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 18:17:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Dogs across Leon County are wagging their tails in public.

For the first time in months, county dog parks are open.

The pandemic forced crews to shut down parks in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19, but dogs aren't the only ones excited to get outside and enjoy some fresh air.

"It means a lot," said Joann Taylor, who took her dog, Casper, to Tom Brown Dog Park. "Because he enjoys running around with his friends and I enjoy talking to my friends. We've all been missing each other."

"We're asking people to practice all the social distancing guidelines and follow the CDC guidelines," said Bryan Desloge, the chairman of the Leon County Commission." If you feel like you are marginalized, please wear a mask. Please don't go if you feel like you are in any way marginalized."

Leon County dog parks are open from dawn to dusk.