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DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIR ANNOUNCES DATE COUNTY PARKS WILL PARTIALLY REOPEN


Douglasville, GA - Douglas County Commission Chair Dr. Romona Jackson Jones has announced approval to open all walking trails and disc golf courses on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 12:00 noon. County Administrator Mark Teal received approval from Chairman Jones to open the following Parks and Recreation facilities:

Walking Trails include Clinton Park, Deer Lick Park, Dog River Park, Fairplay Park and Boundary Waters Park. Woodrow Wilson Park Walking Track will also reopen. Disc Golf Courses that are reopening include Dog River Disc Golf Course, Boundary Waters Disc Golf Course and Deer Lick Park Disc Golf Course. "All other Parks and Recreation facilities will remain closed to the public at this point," Teal said. "All users of the Walking trails and/or the disc golf courses shall practice social distancing at all times."

The following are some tasks Parks and Recreation staff will perform to opening these facilities:

Remove all plastic brooms from the disc golf courses Make sure all restrooms are closed and provide signage. Restrooms are closed due to the coronavirus. Wrap all gazebos, areas of possible congregation and playgrounds with caution tape and post signage to state they are closed due to the coronavirus.

"The health and safety of our Douglas County citizens and staff are of the utmost importance to me and the Board of Commissioners," Chairman Jones said. "After consulting with our Cobb & Douglas Public Health partners, I believe we should not let up on the priorities of washing our hands repeatedly for at least 20 seconds, executing social distance practices of staying six feet apart and staying home if you're sick. It's imperative we take care of each other."

For more information, contact Communications and Community Relations Director Rick Martin at rickmartin@co.douglas.ga.us.





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