Are the parks open? (5.18.20)

Yes, some parks are open, effective May 18.  

Ben Burton Park will open to permit access to fishing, open space, boat launch, and trails for public use.  There is no restroom access. 

Memorial Park will permit access to fishing, open space, picnic shelters (small gatherings only), and trails for public use.  The playground, basketball court, dog park, and Bear Hollow Zoo will remain closed. Restroom access will be limited.

Sandy Creek Park will permit access to disc golf, fishing, open space, private dog parks (by reservation), picnic areas (small gatherings only), and trails for public use. The beach, large pavilions, playgrounds, basketball & volleyball courts, and public dog park will remain closed. Restroom access will be limited. Park entrance is $2 per person for ages 4-64, all others are admitted free of charge. Payment options include annual passes, punch cards, and credit/debit cards.  Cash will not be accepted. 

Walker Park, formerly Trail Creek Park, will permit access to open space, picnic shelter (small gatherings only), bike trails, and walking paths. Athletic fields are available for self-directed play, but closed for competitive and team use. The outdoor fitness zone, playground, and splash pad remain closed. Restroom access will be limited. 

Boulevard Woods, Dudley Park, the Firefly, Greenway, and Sandy Creek Nature Center trails will remain open. 

All other parks and facilities remain closed at this time.

Residents are encouraged to exercise caution and practice social distancing and good hygiene to reduce the risk of spreading infection.  

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1. How do I get more information about the coronavirus in Athens?
2. Are the parks open? (5.18.20)
3. Are trails open?
4. Are community centers open?
5. Are dog parks open?
6. When will classes and programs resume?
7. I have a rental at a park or facility. Can I still have my event?