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Roswell’s Old Mill and more parks reopen

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Credit: Photo by Jason Getz

Credit: Photo by Jason Getz

Roswell will reopen Old Mill Park, Friday, in addition to the parking lot and grounds of Barrington Hall and Bulloch Hall. The inside of the historic homes will remain closed.

Mayor Lori Henry reopened most parks for passive use only on May 1.  A statement, from the Mayor said the city will continue to take measured steps in reopening during the coronavirus pandemic.

Athletic fields, tennis and volleyball courts, as well as restrooms will be accessible again, Friday, at most Roswell parks. But, picnic pavilions, outdoor gym equipment and playgrounds will stay closed, according to the mayor’s current executive order.

Heart of Roswell Park also remains closed.

Old Mill Park at Vickery Creek is one of the most popular outdoor spaces in the city. Old Mill, and the grounds of Barrington and Bulloch historic homes stayed open when Roswell first issued a state of emergency in March, but the city later closed all access to them saying visitors didn’t maintain adequate social distancing.