Updated: May 19, 2020 07:19 PM
Created: May 19, 2020 05:37 PM
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board announced Tuesday that athletic courts, playgrounds and fields will reopen over the next few weeks in accordance with the new 'stay safe' order.
According to a release from MPRB, Gov. Walz's executive order 20-56 encourages public outdoor recreational facilities to open for families and children as long as those using them follow the outdoor recreation guidelines.
The guidelines include:
Along with asking the public the follow the guidelines, MPRB Park Ambassadors will continue to be in neighborhood and regional parks to provide information and encouragement to social distance.
“I am grateful the new executive order encourages outdoor recreation facilities be open for families and children. I urge all Minneapolis residents take the state guidelines seriously, take personal responsibility, and practice social distancing in parks to protect themselves and others,” Superintendent Al Bangoura said.
Basketball courts, play areas, skate parks, sport fields and tennis courts will be reopening over the next two weeks with the expectation that no more than 10 people be using an amenity at a time and no team sports be played.
Parks, trails, parkways, golf courses, dog parks, gardens, bike and boat rentals and boat launches are already open or will open soon.
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