Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board buildings to close for over 2 weeks

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board said all 47 of its buildings would be closed to the public for more than two weeks, starting Tuesday.

In a news release, the MPRB stated from Tuesday through April 5 it would close all recreation centers, ice arenas, the Kroening Interpretive Center and the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden visitor shelter. The announcement comes on the heels of Gov. Tim Walz’s order for all K-12 schools to close starting Wednesday.

Any MPRB classes, programs, events, room reservations, field trips and childcare are canceled while buildings are closed. Any fees will be either refunded or held in registration account balances.

The closures do not affect any outdoor parks or trails, but the MPRB recommended keeping a distance from others at parks.

For more information on facility operations, visit the MPRB’s website.