If you want to visit Eurana or Tweedle parks in Weatherly, you’d better do so soon.
The borough plans to close the parks, along with playgrounds and other recreational facilities, beginning Monday as a precautionary measure for the coronavirus.
The closure arrives on the heels of a disaster declaration signed by Freeland Borough Council which shutters all parks there.
Other area municipalities are being more lenient.
Wright Twp. closed some — but not all — of its recreational facilities after declaring a state of emergency Thursday.
The closure impacts the township’s basketball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds and dog park facilities.
“The walking trail and fields will remain open and once again we request that social distancing practices are used,” according to an announcement from supervisors. The township also will cancel or postpone events until further notice.
In the notice, Wright Twp. supervisors said that federal and state regulations or declarations will supersede the township’s.
But in Hazleton, parks, playgrounds and playing fields remain open.
“Right now, I don’t foresee it,” Mayor Jeff Cusat said of closing recreational facilities.
Beaver Meadows hasn’t closed any of its parks. Neither has the borough of Tamaqua.
Pennsylvania state parks have closed but people can access trails, lakes, roads and parking areas. The state’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources enacted the closure Tuesday and plans to keep it in place for 14 days to help slow the spread of the virus.
Closed facilities include state park and forest offices and visitor centers, rest rooms and overnight accommodations like campgrounds and cabins. Those who have reservations during the closed time will receive refunds, according to DCNR.
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