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Recreation & Parks COVID-19 Updates

As of Friday, May 15, the City of Johns Creek plans to re-open select public parks and facilities.

Available Park Facilities:
  • Athletic Fields (no organized play)
  • Tennis / Pickleball Courts
  • Track at Shakerag Park
  • Picnic Pavilions (no groups larger than 10)
  • Park Restrooms (limited to accessible park areas only)
  • All walking trails
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Cricket Batting Cages
  • Baseball Batting Cages
Facilities to Remain Closed:
  • Basketball Courts
  • Playgrounds
  • Newtown Dog Park
  • Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater
  • Park Place Senior Center
  • Newtown Park Community Clubhouse
  • Autrey Mill Nature Preserve’s Visitors Center & Indoor Facilities
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 1-5
  • All Park Association Athletic Programs & Leagues
  • Clubhouse Fitness Classes
  • Free Outdoor Fitness Classes
  • Park Place Senior Center Programs and Events
  • All Adaptive Recreation Programs & Events
  • All Park Facility Rentals
  • All 3rd Party Special Events
View all details on the re-opening plan here.
 

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.