Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 4th, parts of City of Jackson parks and playground areas at the Jackson R-2 campuses will be closing to the public to protect against the spread of coronavirus. Playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, the skate park, and other gathering areas will be closed. Signage and temporary fencing will be posted by city and school district crews on Friday night to discourage use.
Recreation trails and green space will remain open and are safe to use as long as guests avoid groups over 10 and stay six feet or further away from non-household members.
“The health and safety of our parks patrons are our top priority,” said Parks & Recreation Director Shane Anderson. “Please stay healthy and abide by CDC guidelines at home, in the public parks, and when you have to go out for food and medicine.”
Jackson R-2 Public Schools playgrounds will also be closed to the public.
Individuals or groups that have reserved park pavilions during this period will be notified and given the option to reschedule or cancel and receive a refund of any money already paid.
The collective responsibility of the City of Jackson and Jackson R-2 School District is to help keep our residents safe. Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation.