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Posted on: March 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] WPD Reminds the Public that parks, playgrounds, and fields are closed due to COVID-19


The Wellesley Police Department and the Natural Resources Commission would like everyone to know the following:

This is a reminder that all parks, playing fields and playgrounds in Wellesley are closed until further notice per order of the NRC and the Health Department.

Playground structures may harbor Coronavirus germs, are not cleaned and are not to be used.

These measures are to protect the health of our community. We ask for your cooperation.

Chief of Police Jack Pilecki is imploring the community to adhere to these orders and asking everyone to be responsible and do their part. It’s critical that our police officers and first responders remain healthy and available to protect the community during the COVID-19 crisis, and not be tasked with monitoring activity on areas that are posted ’Closed to the Public.’

The Natural Resources Commission understands the importance of outside activity to help relieve stress during this difficult time. Wellesley’s trails and larger reservations remain open for public use. Users are asked to follow proper social-distancing guidelines and remain six feet away from others when enjoying these areas. A list of areas permitted for use is on the NRC website.

To encourage a coordinated effort of support in our community, the Town has started an online campaign called #wellesleywillbewell for residents to show the ways in which we are all working together to keep the community safe and healthy.

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