Springfield Locking Down Parks, Keeping Greenway/Golf Course OPEN
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – All parks in the City of Springfield will be closed effective midnight, Tuesday, March 31, officials with the city said Tuesday.
The Springfield Greenway will remain open. Parking for the greenway will be available at the Legion Field/North Main Street trailhead and J. Travis Price Park. Garner Street Park will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
Anyone choosing to walk the section of the greenway between North Main Street and Garner Street Park must be prepared to return to North Main.
On Friday Springfield closed the playgrounds and park pavilions leaving the tennis courts and dog parks open. Now only the Greenway and the Golf Course remains open.
The Legacy Golf Course will remain open, at least for the moment officials said. Precautions have been taken to ensure compliance with CDC and state guidelines regarding COVID-19. Those include: limiting carts to only one golfer and disinfecting carts after each round, limiting the number of people in the clubhouse, and ensuring distance between groups.
“I am hopeful that the citizens of Springfield and Robertson County will use the greenway. Hopefully, this crisis will be over soon and we can get back to our normal lives and all enjoy the parks once again,” said Springfield Mayor Ann Schneider.
The city of White House is following similar rules announcing yesterday that all playground equipment, volleyball and basketball courts as well as the city’s dog parks are closed. The city’s Greenway will, however, remain OPEN.
The city of Millersville also announced yesterday that their parks will be closed until further notice.
In Orlinda, all parks are closed as well as city hall. The Fire Department will continue to make calls but no visitors will not be let in the facility. The library (as of 12:30 pm) will remain open for a couple more hours so citizens can check out books and movies.
In Cross Plains, parks are also closed.