Just a reminder that all playgrounds are CLOSED as part of the COVID-19 stay at home order.
You may walk, run, and cycle along trails in parks.
UPDATE (5/5/2020): Ann Arbor Parks has just updated the status on all of their facilities. Playgrounds will remain closed but things like athletic fields will start opening up.
Playgrounds are Closed
Ann Arbor Parks, Ann Arbor Public Schools, and other municipalities have issued repeated reminders that the playgrounds and facilities are closed. I know when I have visited our local park that I have seen people gathering in the park. It is very important that everyone do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Other Park Facilities Closed
In addition to playgrounds, other park facilities are closed. This includes the Ann Arbor Skate Park, Bathroom Facilities, and Athletic Fields. This includes Golf Courses, Basketball Courts, Tennis Courts, Soccer Fields, and more. Pavilions and shelters are also closed.
Update 5/5/2020 – Golf Courses are Open, Basketball Courts, Tennis Courts & other athletic fields will be opening May 8. Bathroom facilities and shelters/pavilions remain closed.
All of these facilities encourage gatherings of groups and are not open.
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I know I have received several emails and seen repeated postings on social media from the city parks and encourage everyone to comply.
I would also caution against doing anything that brings your hands in contact with surfaces like climbing rocks or trees.
What Can I Do in a Park?
Park paths are still open for walking, running, and cycling. Please be sure to keep at 6 foot distance between yourself and people not in your immediate household.
I would guess that you could take a blanket and have a picnic in a grassy area of a park.
Washtenaw County has closed several of their parks. Independence Lake and Rolling Hills County Park are closed to vehicular traffic. You may still walk or bike into the parks and use the trails.
With playgrounds closed, a park visit can be very disappointing for young kids. We’ve pulled together a list of local walks that don’t include a playground