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Posted on: March 18, 2020

City of Green Parks and Recreation Closes Playgrounds and Sports Fields to Large Groups

City of Green Parks and Recreation Closes Playgrounds and Sports Fields to Large Groups

GREEN, OH, March 18, 2020 – Effective March 19, 2020, the City of Green is closing the following in Green City Parks: 

  • Closing all playground equipment at all City of Green parks.  Studies from the National Institute of Health (NIH) have shown the Coronavirus can live up to 2 -3 days on plastics and metal.  Currently, there are not adequate guidelines in how to clean and sanitize outdoor play equipment.  Because of this and the need to continue to exercise social distancing, we are closing our playgrounds until further notice. 
  • Closing all sports fields to organized teams or sports organizations. The fields are available for small groups (a father and daughter playing catch or a son and mother kicking a soccer ball around) are permitted.  Please remember that the CDC is recommending limiting groups, in close proximity, of no more than 10 people.    

Our other park features are open to the public to enjoy.   

The following updates are to provide clarification:  

  • Raintree Golf and Event Center is currently open for golfers.  Golfer check-in has been moved to outside.  
  • The City Recycle Center, 5383 Massillon Road, remains open on Tuesdays, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.  We will continue to keep this open because we anticipate, as the weather warms, that residents may be doing spring cleanups and wish to drop off yard waste. 

The City is updating our COVID-19 webpages daily with resources, links and more.  Please visit www.cityofgreen.org/covid-19. 

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit www.cityofgreen.org.  

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