Gwinnett closes playgrounds, outdoor sports facilities due to coronavirus

Levi Goodson goes after a football while warming up for the Punt Pass and Kick competition at Rhodes Jordan Park in Lawrenceville, GA Saturday, July 30, 2016. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Gwinnett County has closed many of its outdoor park facilities, including playgrounds, sports fields and skate parks, to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The county had previously closed indoor facilities, including gyms, pools and community centers, last week, but kept outdoor attractions open. Parks will still remain open, but hours will be reduced to “sunrise to sunset,” according to a county release.

As of Sunday evening, the following outdoor areas will be closed at Gwinnett County parks:

• Basketball courts

• Tennis courts

• Volleyball courts

• Dog parks

• Ball fields (baseball, soccer, football, etc.)

• Playgrounds

• Pavilions

• Sand volleyball courts

• Skate parks

Trails and open areas at Gwinnett County’s 50 parks remain open, but the county asks visitors to practice social distancing.

Anyone with an upcoming rental at a now-closed park facility will be contacted by the county with the option to reschedule or get a refund.

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