Dothan to reopen basketball courts and playgrounds

(Source: WFMZ via CNN)
Published: Oct. 6, 2020 at 10:28 AM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The following facilities and playgrounds will open with restrictions.

Outdoor Basketball Courts:

  • Outdoor Basketball Courts will open to the public from sunrise to sunset beginning Saturday, October 10, 2020.
  • Each game is limited to 30 minutes, so all waiting will have time to play.
  • No more than 25 people can gather on site at one time.
  • All participants will wear a mask except when on the court during play.
  • Participants should wash or sanitize hands before and after play.

Outdoor basketball courts are located at the following sites:

  • Andrew Belle
  • Doug Tew Recreation Center
  • Kinney Park
  • Pine Hills
  • Walter E. Byrd Park

Wiregrass Park Playgrounds:

All outdoor playgrounds will open to the public from sunrise to sunset beginning Saturday, October 10, 2020.

The following rules and restrictions apply:

  • Face masks over the mouth and nose are always required for everyone 2 years of age or older with caregiver supervision to ensure face mask use.
  • Do not use the playground when different households are unable to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or when the capacity limit* of the playground has been reached.
  • Caregivers must monitor to keep adults and children from different households at least 6 feet apart.
  • Consider coming on different times or days to avoid wait times and potential crowded times.
  • No eating or drinking on the playground, to ensure face masks are always worn.
  • Wash or sanitize hands before and after using the playground.
  • Elderly and persons with underlying medical conditions should avoid the playground when others are present.
  • Please stay home if you or your child feels sick.
  • Please limit your visit to 30 minutes per day when others are present.
  • Large groups or organizations that exceed the playground capacity are not allowed.
  • Playgrounds will be cleaned weekly; however, play equipment is not sterilized.
  • Restrooms that are located near playgrounds will have a posted cleaning schedule.

Outdoor playgrounds are located at the following sites:

  • Andrew Belle Playground (20)
  • Morningview Playground (20)
  • Doug Tew Playground (35)
  • Pine Hills Playground (25)
  • Eastgate Playgrounds (25)
  • Powell Street (25)
  • Fairlane Playgrounds (20)
  • Ramsey Playground (30)
  • Gussie McMillion Playground (20)
  • Solomon Park Play area (25)
  • James Oates Playground (35)
  • Walter E. Byrd Playground (30)
  • Kinney Park Playground (20)
  • Walton Park Playgrounds (40)
  • Kiwanis Playground (35)
  • Wiregrass Playground (20)
  • Miracle Playground (60)

*The number in parenthesis indicates the playground capacity.

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