Playgrounds, park amenities closed to protect against virus spread
LODI -- Lodi’s park playgrounds and other park amenities are closed until further notice to protect public health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Because COVID-19 is highly contagious, and many children use the equipment at the same time, the playgrounds are now clearly marked closed.
The City has already closed tennis and pickleball courts, and asks that people do not use the basketball courts due to the inability to maintain sufficient physical distance as recommended by health authorities.
In addition, park drinking fountains will be turned off until the Governor’s and San Joaquin County’s stay-at-home orders expire. Park restrooms, however, will remain open for the comfort of visitors and to promote hand hygiene.
The stay-at-home orders allow for residents to leave their homes for essential activities, which includes exercise. With nearly every Lodi resident living within a half-mile of a park, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services encourages everyone to get outdoors and use this opportunity to manage and improve their health.
For additional information about COVID-19, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus, www.cdph.ca.gov or www.sjready.org.