Playgrounds at Suffolk parks closed due to concerns over coronavirus

Posted at 9:53 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 21:53:53-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - As the city continues to respond to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Suffolk Parks & Recreation announced Friday that the playgrounds at its parks will close to the public at 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 28.

Playgrounds at the following parks will remain closed until further notice as city officials stress the importance of social distancing:

  • Bennetts Creek Park
  • Booker T Washington Recreation Cntr.
  • Boston Park
  • Coulbourn Park
  • Cypress Park
  • East Suffolk Recreation Center
  • Holland Park
  • Ida Easter Park
  • Lake Meade Park
  • Lake Kennedy Park
  • Lakeside Park
  • Lone Star Lakes Park
  • Magnolia Park
  • Mary Estes Park
  • Planters Park
  • Pughesville Park
  • Sleepy Hole Park
  • Turlington Park
  • Tynes Park
  • Whaleyville Recreation Center
  • White Marsh Park

All other amenities within the parks including, but not limited to, skate parks, dog parks, tennis courts, kayak and boat launches and trails will remain open for public use. Citizens are encouraged practice social distancing of six feet or more while using the parks.

Friday, the City of Hampton also announced that it has closed all 81 playgrounds, including the ones located at schools, in response to the pandemic.

For more information, visit Suffolk Parks & Recreation's Facebook page or website. For more information, call 757-514-7250.

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