Alpharetta closes most city parks

AJC FILE
AJC FILE

The city of Alpharetta has closed most city parks for 30 days. City Council approved the closures Monday night as part of Alpharetta's response to the coronavirus pandemic. The city is eight days into a 30-day state of emergency, which could be extended further.

Parks and facilities including athletic fields, pavilions, playgrounds and buildings are closed. One exception is Big Creek Greenway. Although its trails and paths remain open, park visitors are required to maintain social distancing of at least six feet unless they are from the same household, according to the ordinance.

On Monday, Sandy Springs officials ordered all city parks closed in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.