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Park Hours Modified & Playgrounds Closed

Post Date:03/31/2020 6:00 AM

On Monday March 30, 2020, Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order 22, which suspends all non-essential activities.    Beginning immediately, all playground structures in Brentwood City Parks will be closed until further notice.    The order states that “congregating or playing on playgrounds presents a unique risk for the spread of COVID-19 and is therefore not covered as an Essential Activity.”   In addition, all volleyball nets have been removed due to large crowds previously congregating.  All parks will also now close at dusk, around 7pm each day.  

image of a cyclist and people walking six feet apart at a parkTo keep our Brentwood parks and greenspace available for healthy recreation, all visitors must practice social & physical distancing during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.  If you do plan on visiting our parks, please follow these guidelines for a healthy nature break.

  • Stay local and keep visits short.
  • Visits should be alone, or only with small groups, such as close family members.
  • Be ready to move quickly through places where people tend to congregate, such as parking lots, trailheads and scenic overlooks.
  • Keep at least six (6) feet of distance between you and others.
  • Avoid activities where you may come in close contact with other people. This includes playgrounds, multipurpose fields, baseball diamonds & using pavilions/shelters in large numbers. **Due to large group gatherings, Brentwood has removed the basketball rims at parks to discourage congregating closely together.
  • Stay home if you do not feel well.
  • Stay home if you are over 70 and or from a vulnerable population.
  • If you arrive at a park and it is crowded, choose a different park, a different trail or return another time/day to visit.

Visitors should remember they are in a public park. While we are making increased efforts toward sanitation, each surface is only as clean as the last person who touched it.    Therefore, you should take steps to protect your health by following the CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of colds, flu, and COVID-19.

Visit the City of Brentwood COVID 19 page here.

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