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Kalamazoo Parks to open for limited activities on May 6

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Posted at 4:44 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 16:44:27-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The City of Kalamazoo announced Monday afternoon that they would their parks will reopen for limited use starting Wednesday, May 6.

For the health and safety of visitors, all hands-on equipment in city parks, including playground equipment, exercise equipment, picnic pavilions, tables, and restroom facilities will remain closed.

When visiting city parks, visitors must follow social distancing guidelines and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Large gatherings of people will not be permitted.

“We encourage our community to use their parks in a safe and responsible manner,” said Sean Fletcher, Parks & Recreation Director for the City of Kalamazoo. “Please maintain the recommended 6-foot distance and follow all public health guidance to keep everyone safe.”

The City of Kalamazoo will continue to monitor the use of parks and may adjust policies or restrictions accordingly to protect public health.