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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Takes New Measures To Prevent Large Gatherings

Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation 

March 25, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department will be implementing additional efforts to support social distancing in its park system and to protect the health of county residents.

While the department has implemented several measures in our parks, continued social gatherings on playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, pickleball courts, picnic shelters and athletic fields remain a threat to the health and well-being of all residents as local and state officials try to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Effective Friday, March 27, the following actions will be implemented:

- All rims from basketball goals; and nets from tennis, pickleball, and volleyball courts throughout the county’s park system will be removed to prevent organized play where the courts cannot be secured by gates and locks.

- Soccer and lacrosse goals will be removed from athletic fields to further prevent organized play, including goals from the River City Sportsplex.

In addition to signage, caution tape will be placed on all playgrounds and shelters to discourage social gatherings.

We are respectfully asking the public to comply.

Again, we encourage residents to continue practicing social distancing by keeping a 6-foot contact distance between people, and by not congregating in large groups, to limit the spread of COVID-19.

To learn more about the measures Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation are taking to protect its residents from the spread of COVID-19, visit the county’s main parks and recreation page.

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