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PARD reopens a few more facilities

Monday, September 14, 2020 by Tai Moses

Over the weekend, the Parks and Recreation Department reopened several of the parks, facilities and programs that have been closed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now open and available for public use – albeit in a limited fashion – are the Barton Creek Spillway, or Barking Springs; city disc golf courses, tennis courts and outdoor exercise equipment; the campsites at Emma Long Metropolitan Park; Sunshine Camps; and the Girl Scouts hut. The parks department is also restarting some small group (no more than 10 people) activities such as cleanups and tree plantings as well as select outdoor fitness instruction. Still, PARD cautions, “Each facility will operate under reduced capacity and Covid-19 Modified Operating Procedures specific to each facility, such as social distancing, cleaning protocols, and other requirements of the nonprofit operators.” Which means, in everyday parlance, wear your mask at all times, wash your hands frequently and maintain 6 feet of distance from others.

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