BREC announced, Monday, they will close playgrounds, dog parks and outdoor restrooms during Governor John Bel Edwards’ stay at home order which takes effect Monday at 5 p.m.
“I encourage everyone to follow the Governor’s Stay at Home order, and I want to thank him for including engaging in outdoor activities as an essential activity as well as for encouraging walking, biking and hiking during this stressful time,” said BREC Superintendent Corey Wilson.
BREC’s six golf courses will evaluate operations to determine if options are available to continue to offer golfers opportunities to play outdoors while complying with the social distancing and all other state mandates. Parks, trails and conservation areas will remain open and continue to provide a vital resource to the community.
“Our parks make the perfect safe place for community members to engage in these activities while also providing many physical and mental health benefits. If you visit our parks during this time, please follow the Governor’s orders and come in small groups of less than 10 people and follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and sanitizing your hands every hour. Working together, we will get through this,” said Wilson.
Twenty-five BREC parks are also being utilized to provide thousands of meals for at-risk children through a partnership with Three O’clock Project. Routes and schedules for meal deliveries can be found here: www.threeoclockproject/COVID.
The playground and dog park closures will remain in effect until the stay at home order is lifted.