A runner travels across the Vickery Creek covered pedestrian bridge at Roswell's Old Mill Park in Roswell. 
Photo: Jason Getz / AJC
Photo: Jason Getz / AJC

North Fulton parks, green spaces still open to visitors 

North Fulton cities announced the closure of park facilities this week to ensure social distancing recommendations are being followed during the pandemic. But parks are open for walking, biking, hiking and running. 

With the sunny weekend ahead, below are some parks spaces to enjoy, even if their buildings and facilities are closed.  

Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton and Johns Creek have closed park buildings, pavilions and all other facilities. In addition, outdoor playgrounds and athletic fields, and basketball and tennis courts are closed. Use of outdoor gym equipment is not allowed. Parking lots at several parks are blocked off. 

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area buildings and parking lots are closed. City officials and the National Park Service, which manages the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, have said people can go inside parks and use trails and paths as long as they maintain a six-foot distance from others and don’t gather in groups of 10 or more. 

Island Ford Park, 8800 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs nps.gov/chat

Vickery Creek, 259 Riverside Road, Roswell  nps.gov/chat

Johnson Ferry Road South, 4630 Columns Drive, Marietta  nps.gov/chat

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John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve, 7645 Roswell Road,  Sandy Springs bigtreesforest.com 

Old Mill Park, 95 Mill St., Roswell roswellgov.com

Big Creek Greenway, Alpharetta, click here for a map of park entrances. alpharetta.ga.us

Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek  johnscreekga.gov/recreationandparks

Birmingham Park, Old Bull Pen Road, Milton cityofmiltonga.us

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