Kennesaw closes Swift-Cantrell Park due to coronavirus pandemic

Swift-Cantrell Park in Kennesaw is closed until further notice.

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Swift-Cantrell Park in Kennesaw is closed until further notice.

The city of Kennesaw has closed one of its most popular parks due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Swift-Cantrell Park at 3140 Old Highway 41 is closed until further notice, the city said. Kennesaw said it’s closed the park “based on social distancing recommendations” made by the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Kennesaw Mayor Derek Easterling on Friday declared a state of emergency in the city “to protect the safety, health, and welfare of the public.”

The city said it’s not taking additional action to impose a curfew or restrict businesses from operating, but the declaration allows the city to respond quickly “should the need arises.”

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The city of Kennesaw has closed and suspended events and programs through April 10 at Smith-Gilbert Gardens, the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History and programs, classes and athletic events sponsored by its Recreation and Parks Department.

Kennesaw City Hall and its Public Works Department are also closed to in-person public access through at least March 31.

For updates from the city of Kennesaw, visit the city's website.

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