23  MAR  2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aiken, SC— The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department (PRT) has closed park playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and fitness courts in addition to the already posted restroom closures and facility closures.

The measure to close the parks will limit places where gatherings of people in large numbers could take place. The use of walking trails and passive open space will remain available for use; however, trail users are encouraged not to group with other users, and maintain a safe 6ft distance to abide by social distancing guidelines.

PRT Staff will routinely observe park usage to ensure that closures and guidelines are followed.

This measure will be in effect immediately unless such directives are otherwise modified, amended, extended, or rescinded.