County Executive Bans Dog Parks, Tennis Courts And Port-O-Johns

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County Executive Meyer announces additional closings of parks amenities, encourages walking, jogging, hiking, and biking

New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced today that due to lack of social distancing in New Castle County parks and on the guidance of the USTA, County public works and parks officials will close all tennis courts, as well as lock fenced-in dog parks, and skate parks in New Castle County parks. New Castle County will also be locking restrooms and removing port-o-johns in parks, encouraging guests to plan accordingly.

“As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, we must ensure our parks are not sites for social gatherings,” County Executive Meyer said.

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