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City closes playgrounds at parks

The city of Suffolk announced Friday evening it will close the playgrounds at Suffolk Parks & Recreation Parks to the public beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday.

This is part of the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, according to a press release from the city.

The following playgrounds are affected:

  • Bennett’s Creek Park
  • Booker T. Washington Recreation Center
  • Boston Park
  • Coulbourn Park
  • Cypress Park
  • East Suffolk Recreation Center
  • Holland Park
  • Ida Easter Park
  • Lake Meade Park
  • Lake Kennedy Park
  • Lakeside Park
  • Lone Star Lakes Park
  • Magnolia Park
  • Mary Estes Park
  • Planters Park
  • Pughsville Park
  • Sleepy Hole Park
  • Turlington Park
  • Tynes Park
  • Whaleyville Recreation Center
  • White Marsh Park

All other amenities within the parks, including skate parks, dog parks, tennis courts, kayak and boat launches, and trails will remain open for public use, the press release stated. Citizens are encouraged to keep their distance of six feet or more from others while using the parks.

For more information, visit on Facebook @SuffolkParksandRec, or visit www.suffolkva.us/parks. For more information, call 514-7250.