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Additional closures announced for Dawson County Parks and Rec.
Photo courtesy of Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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On Monday, the Dawson County Parks and Recreation Department announced additional closures and cancellations to local parks and park services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

New closures expand on closures which were previously announced by Dawson County in early March, suspending the majority of parks department offerings until the end of April, according to a county press release.  

The following parks department locations and services have now been closed or canceled:

  • Rec. Centers at Veterans Memorial Park and Rock Creek Park are closed to the public through April 30, 2020. 
  • The main office at Rock Creek Park is closed to the public but will remain open for customers to call or email during business hours. Call (706) 344-3646 or email 
  • All scheduled activities, private facility rentals and events that take place between  March 30 and April 30 have been canceled. Individuals with prior rentals will be contacted about receiving a refund.  
  • Spring 2020 baseball, softball, t-ball, instructional league t-ball, track & field, volleyball and adult softball programs are canceled. 
  • Spring Break Camps at Rock Creek Park has been canceled. 
  • Travel team practices and games have been suspended through April 30. 
  • Boot camp, dance, tai chi, tennis and yoga classes are suspended through April 30. 
  • Indoor pickleball at Rock Creek Park is suspended through April 30. 

The following activities are still open/expected to proceed as scheduled:

  • War Hill Park campsites, day-use areas and boat ramps remain open, but groups of over 10 may be asked to leave the park. 
  • Outdoor facilities at Veterans Memorial Park, Rock Creek Park and River Park are open to groups of less than 10 people. 
  • Fall sports registration and associated activities are scheduled to take place as planned. 
  • Pool party reservations and pool pass sales will go on sale Friday, May 1 as scheduled. 

For more information on these closures, visit the Dawson County Government coronavirus update page.