BOSTON – The Department of Conservation and Recreation has reopened spray decks, playgrounds and fitness areas that had been closed due to coronavirus.
The reopening includes the Blackstone Playground in Blackstone, Dunn Pond Fitness Area and Playground in Gardner, and Purgatory Chasm Playground in Sutton, according to a press release from the department. Leominster Pool Playground, which is also managed by the DCR, remains closed for construction, the press release said.
The department will periodically clean the facilities and has posted signs offering guidance for visitors using the facilities.
Groups are asked to:
• Minimize outdoor recreational time to limit potential exposure to COVID-19.
• Avoid gatherings of 10 or more people.
• Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet between individuals.
• Wear a face mask when social distancing cannot be practiced.
• Participate in only non-contact recreational activities.
• Stay home if ill, over 70 and/or part of a vulnerable population.
Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. said that an announcement regarding the city’s playgrounds and facilities is expected to be made Thursday.