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Recreation & Parks COVID-19 Updates

Update: Friday, July 31, 9:30 a.m.

The City of Johns Creek and the Recreation and Parks Division are reopening pavilion rentals for in-person gatherings. Read more.


***Johns Creek re-opening additional facilities on June 1

The City of Johns Creek plans re-opening additional park facilities on Monday, June 1. 

With a goal of promoting active recreation and ensuring the health and safety of city residents and visitors, the city requests park guests maintain social distancing and follow the CDC Guidelines for Visiting Recreational Areas when visiting any Johns Creek recreation and park facility. 
 
Newly Available Park Facilities:
  • Playgrounds
  • Newtown Dog Park
  • Basketball Courts (Ocee basketball courts are closed due to construction)
Resuming Programs:
  • Free Outdoor Fitness classes return Sunday, June 7 (online registration required) 
Facilities to Remain Closed:
  • Park Place Senior Center
  • Newtown Park Community Clubhouse
Cancelled Park Programs and Events (Until Further Notice):
  • June 5, Summer Concert Event at Newtown Park
  • June 12, Movies at Newtown Park
  • LEGO Camp for June 22-26 
  • All Park Association Athletic Programs & Leagues
  • Clubhouse Fitness Classes
  • Park Place Senior Center Programs and Events
  • All Adaptive Recreation Programs & Events
  • All Park Facility Rentals
  • All 3rd Party Special Events
The Parks and Recreation Division will continue to evaluate the current restrictions to see if additional measures need to be taken or lifted. For further information on City of Johns Creek parks or the City’s COVID-19 response please visit the City website.

 

Additional Information

The National Recreation & Parks Association is referring to the Aspen Institute's Return to Play Recommendation on how to start up sports and activities in parks.

Since the City of Johns Creek is starting to reopen select parks and facilities on May 15, it will fall under “Medium Risk” Phase -  Medium Risk Individual exercise or training in public, alone or with shared household members, with owned and sanitized equipment; individual exercise or training in public with non-shared household members physically distant.
 
Examples include:
 
Walking/Hiking
Medium Risk - Walk/hike alone or with members of household in more populated  rural/suburban/urban setting, keeping recommended physical distance from non-household members.
 
Running
Medium Risk - Run alone or with members of household in more populated rural/suburban/urban setting, remaining physically distant from any non-household members.
 
Baseball/Softball
Medium Risk - Train or play alone or with household members at a public facility with your own sanitized equipment.
 
Lacrosse
Medium Risk - Engage in the activities above alongside shooting drills or free-play involving passing, running and scooping ground ball, alone or with household members, in a public venue with your own sanitized equipment while exercising appropriate social distancing. 
 
Soccer
Medium Risk - Engage in any activities in public spaces alone or with household members, and with sanitized balls.
 
Tennis/Pickleball
Medium Risk - Play or train on public or shared court with household members.