AK Bissell Park (City of Oak Ridge)

OR playgrounds to reopen by Friday, except at Cedar Hill Park

City of Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks will reopen all City playgrounds, with the exception of Cedar Hill, by Friday, Sept. 25.

Crews have spent the last month cleaning and sanitizing the playgrounds after they had been closed due to concerns surrounding the safety of park users amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

“There is a delay with regard to opening Cedar Hill, due to its size and custom-painted surfaces that have to be treated with extra care,” Recreation and Parks Director Jon Hetrick said. “We expect to open it sometime next week, after cleaning is complete.”

Signage is posted at all playgrounds encouraging people to practice social distancing and wear masks. If someone is showing symptoms of COVID-19, they should stay home and not visit City parks.

As a reminder, smoking is now prohibited in all public parks with playgrounds.

For more information, contact Recreation and Parks at (865) 425-3450 or visit orrecparks.oakridgetn.gov. Follow @ORRecParks on Facebook and @ORparks on Twitter.

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