FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Fulton Closing Certain Park Amenities to the Public
Fulton, KY (March 27, 2020)
All City owned basketball courts, baseball fields and softball fields are now closed for public use effective immediately. Signage and barriers are being placed to reflect these closures. Observations of more than ten persons in close proximity, while using these areas has been noted. We must as a community follow the CDC guidelines on social or physical distancing, to combat the fast spread of the Corona Virus (COVID-19). Therefore, in the interest in public safety these park amenities will be closed until further notice. All other areas of the Parks and Greenspaces throughout the City remain open. City Manager Mike Gunn said, “We regret to have to make these closures, but feel it is in the best public interest to do so, for the safety of the public.” The public should also be aware that playground equipment and other structures in the Parks has not been sanitized, as this would be an impossible logistical task. Gunn also requested that the public who use the Parks and Greenspaces follow these guidelines when using our parks and green spaces:
- Observe the CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet between persons.
- Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene before and after visiting.
- No more than 10 people gathered in any one single area at a time.