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Department of Recreation and Parks to deploy ‘Social Distance Ambassadors’ to all Baltimore County parks

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Parks & Recreation issued an update on Friday afternoon with regard to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result of the pandemic, the department is not issuing any permits for organized activities at this time.

In addition, “after consulting with the County Health Officer while using recommendations from the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) and the Centers for Disease Control,” a plan has been developed to “reopen recreational opportunities/facilities to the public.”

The following measures are now in effect at all Baltimore County parks:

  • Deployment of Social Distance Ambassadors to parks
  • Groups will be limited to ten people and proper social distance must be maintained
  • Park users must use “appropriate PPE”
  • No games or scrimmages will be permitted
  • Outdoor tennis courts will be opened
  • Outdoor horseshoe pits will be opened
  • Playgrounds remain closed
  • Basketball courts remain closed
  • Dog parks remain closed
  • Skate parks remain closed
  • Restroom facilities remain closed
  • All pavilion reservations, outdoor events, and tournaments through June 30 are cancelled
  • All indoor activities, programs, and events remain cancelled until further notice

Officials add that failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in removal from the park.

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For additional questions and concerns, please email recparks@baltimorecountymd.gov.

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