04/03/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/03/2020 18:08
The City of Fresno today announced additional measures to protect the health of the community by reducing opportunities for close contact between people at City of Fresno parks.
The City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services (PARCS) Department staff will lock basketball and tennis courts where possible in an effort to discourage park-goers who are not following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for social distancing. PARCS staff will remove basketball rims and/or backboards as well as tennis nets at City-owned parks, effective immediately. PARCS will also close dog parks until further notice.
City parks remain open and residents can still visit parks for physical activity such as walking, jogging, and cycling as long as they practice social distancing; however, the City is taking these steps to prevent the possible spread of this virus in the community.
[REMINDER: All City-owned parks will be closed on Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12, 2020. The closure includes the City's two regional parks, Roeding and Woodward. Parks will reopen on Monday, April 13, 2020.]