Charleston Parks Conservancy, Park Closure Update

__A Message from our Executive Director__

Dear Park Angels,

Amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases throughout the Lowcountry, the Charleston Parks Conservancy is working closely with the City of Charleston to implement safety measures to ensure the health and well-being of our community. Today, Mayor John Tecklenburg announced that because of the rising threat to public health, all City of Charleston parks and playgrounds are temporarily closed.

Mayor Tecklenburg shared the following, “With yesterday’s announcement by DHEC that the COVID-19 pandemic has officially reached the acceleration phase in our state, we must now take even more dramatic action to stop the spread here in Charleston, while there’s still time to save thousands of lives by flattening the curve. With that in mind, __I am today ordering the temporary closure of all city parks and playgrounds__….”

We know that this closure is coming at a time when we need our public parks and open space more than ever, but we recognize that we all share a responsibility to one another to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Getting outside for a walk or run are still allowed and encouraged, but please avoid congregating in groups and observe social distancing by staying 6 feet or more from other citizens in public space. Let’s all take care of each other in this trying time.

Thank you for your support of our parks, and let’s look forward to the time when we can be back out enjoying them again! We will be back in touch when we have more information to share.

Sincerely,

Harry Lesesne

Executive Director

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