Branford Coronavirus Updates: Closings Of Parks, Rec Facilities

This article originally appeared on the Branford Patch

BRANFORD, CT — Not unlike most towns, Branford has closed many parks and recreation facilities to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Parks and Recreation – partial closures

We are continuing to encourage residents to remain active and exercise regularly. However, all Branford playgrounds, outdoor sports courts, basketball, tennis, and pickle ball courts are closed effective immediately and should be avoided. Unfortunately, these activities cannot be conducted while maintaining a safe distance or avoiding repeatedly touching objects touched by others.

All parks and natural areas and trails remain open at this time for walking, hiking, biking, running - activities which do not involve close contact and where 6 feet of social distancing can be achieved.

  • People who are exhibiting symptoms of any illness should stay home.
  • Follow CDC guidelines and wash your hands before and after you visit a park, trail, or natural area, or any other public space.
  • Follow CDC social distancing recommendations and keep 6 feet from others at all times, including interacting with other visitors. If you can’t maintain that distance, find another location or come back another time.
  • While on trails, announce your presence to others and step aside to let others pass.