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Most City of Clearwater Parks and Dog Parks Currently Remain Open During Pinellas County’s “Safer at Home” Order

Restrictions are in Place to Follow CDC Guidelines Regarding COVID-19

Post Date:03/31/2020 11:48 AM

CLEARWATER, FL – Many of the parks and dog parks in the city of Clearwater remain open as of now under Pinellas County’s “Safer at Home” Order that is currently in effect. The only city park currently not open is Moccasin Lake Nature Park which is closed until April 10. The city encourages citizens to engage in outdoor activity provided they follow CDC social distancing guidelines and remain at least six feet apart and in groups of 10 or fewer people.

Facilities at city parks have been limited to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The city has closed all playgrounds, recreation center buildings, picnic shelters and McMullen Tennis Complex. To help discourage social gatherings at parks, the city has also shut down lights at outdoor basketball courts and removed goals due to heavy use by the public. Pickleball courts and other type of courts will remain open only if visitors continue to follow CDC guidelines for social distancing. The CDC defines social distancing as it applies to COVID-19 as “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.” You can find more information on social distancing by visiting cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.

The city of Clearwater is encouraging everyone to continue practicing social distancing at parks, dog parks and on city trails so they can remain open for everyone to enjoy. If the guidelines are not being followed, then the city will be forced to close more parks, courts (especially basketball courts), and other areas. 
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