Dothan Leisure Services closing until May 9

Published: Mar. 16, 2020 at 4:29 PM CDT
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Concerning Leisure Services programs, activities, and recreation centers there will be a shutdown until May 9th to be consistent with the Center for Disease Control Guidelines for the next 8 weeks. This time period will be constantly evaluated as to whether it can be made shorter or will need to be longer.

In addition to the Recreation Centers the Westgate Softball Complex, Westgate Tennis Center, Eastgate Lodge, and James Oates Complexes will be closed.

Certain outdoor facilities will remain available for casual use with no group activities allowed:

• Eastgate Dog Friendly Park

• Westgate Trail

• Forever Wild Trails

• Disc Golf Course @ Eastgate

• Archery Range @ Eastgate

• Eastgate Trail

• James Oates Trail

• All Neighborhood Parks*

*All individuals and parents should be made aware that all City Playgrounds and the Fitness Court at Westgate have many surfaces that cannot be sufficiently cleansed. Please use discretion.

Providing Meals for Children

The City of Dothan along with Dothan Leisure Services will be providing Free Meals and snacks during the COVID-19 school closure.

Meals and snacks can be picked up at Andrew Belle Center, Wiregrass Park, Walton Park, and Westgate Park beginning Tuesday, March 17. Meals and snacks will be served from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm.

All meals will be curbside. Sites will operate in a non-congregate setting. Meals will be handed out and not consumed on site. Meals are for children 18 years old and younger or anyone with a disability.

In accordance with the Federal law and USDA civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (


Rose Hill Senior Center will serve homebound meals to the current participants. Participants who use our transportation will be served homebound meals as well. Congregate participants who can drive will be served meals in their cars.

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