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Posted on: March 23, 2020

All playgrounds closed in City of Jackson due to combat spread of Coronavirus

Social distancing while using parks and trails

The City of Jackson’s Parks and Recreation Department is closing all of its 16 playgrounds in the City of Jackson until further notice. This decision was made Monday, March 23 to help limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Play structures, swing sets, and other equipment will be taped off with caution tape. City parks and trails will remain open. However, the Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents to practice social distancing while using the open spaces of parks and trails, and follow the latest recommendations from the State of Michigan and federal government. Parks and Recreation Director Kelli Hoover says her department is doing what they can to respond to this crisis. “We made this decision to combat the spread of COVID-19 and to keep local families safe. Our parks and trails will remain open so residents can stay active, but we encourage everyone to use caution while going into our public spaces,” Hoover said.

The City of Jackson has already closed a community center and cancelled recreation programs until further notice.  Jackson City Hall and the Jackson Police Department are also closed to the public.

Social distancing while using parks and trails

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