City of Cambridge Announces Dog Parks and Tennis Courts to Reopen on Monday, June 15

The City of Cambridge announced that the City’s dog parks and tennis courts will reopen for public use on Monday, June 15.

Residents should follow all applicable City, State, and Public Health guidance and guidelines related to the use of these facilities and should always wear face coverings, practice social distancing, and wash hands frequently when outside their homes.

Dog Park Guidelines:

  • All users of dog parks and their dogs should practice social distancing of at least six or more feet. 
  • All visitors of dog parks should maintain enough control over their pets via leash or voice control to comply with social distancing guidelines and site-specific rules and regulations.
  • Dog park amenities, including shared water dishes, toys, and other materials, should not be used by dogs or handled by visitors
  • Visitors of dog parks should supply their own bags associated with dog waste in the event there are none available onsite and take dog waste with them if designated trash receptacles are not available for normal use. 

Tennis Courts (Non-Contact) Guidelines:

  • Users should sanitize hands before and after play, not share equipment and clean and wipe down equipment, including racquets, balls, and water bottles.
  • Users waiting to utilize a court should wait outside the court’s gates/fence until previous users have vacated the facility to ensure proper social distancing and prevent accidental contact of other users’ equipment.
  • Users should not engage in pick-up games, organized games, or tournaments.

Parks, community gardens, and fields remain open for passive use. No congregating, group activities, or game playing is allowed. Community Gardens are open and water has been turned on.

Basketball courts, playgrounds, tot lots, and waterplay features remain closed until further notice while the City’s COVID-19 Expert Advisory Panel reviews their ability to safely reopen to residents.

For more information and to sign up to receive COVID-19 and reopening updates, please visit the City’s dedicated information page: https://www.cambridgema.gov/covid19

Page was posted on 6/11/2020 6:15 PM
Page was last modified on 6/11/2020 7:10 PM
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