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Duluth public playgrounds closed

As of Tuesday, public playgrounds in Duluth are closed. As of Tuesday, public playgrounds in Duluth are closed. |  Photo: City of Duluth Parks and Recreation

Baihly Warfield
Created: March 24, 2020 09:31 PM

Duluth's public playgrounds are closed as of Tuesday due to precautions around the novel coronavirus. 

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Parks and recreation staff will post signs letting people know not to use the equipment. 

Parks staff also made some recommendations for people using the trails for exercise: 

  • Do not use them if you have symptoms. 
  • Don't plan on having access to public restrooms, drinking water or access to shelter. 
  • Observe the recommended six feet of separation at all times.
  • Stick to parks and trails that are close to your home. 
  • Find alternatives to crowded parks and trails like the Lakewalk. 
  • Minimize use of high-touch areas like benches, picnic tables, trash cans and railings.
  • Obey closures of community centers and playgrounds. 

"At this unusual moment, there is no acceptably safe way for children to use City playgrounds," Parks and Recreation Manager Jessica Peterson said. 

You can find a list of all Duluth parks and trails by clicking here

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