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Following a vote at Wednesday’s Phoenix city council meeting, reservable sports fields in city parks will reopen for games and practice starting September 10. The toilets located near these grounds will also reopen that day. To help manage the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, these fields have been closed since an April 2 decree from the city council.
Organizations and teams participating in activities on these grounds will be required to follow various security procedures; including the wearing of a mask or face covering by spectators, officials and coaches; maintain six feet between the field and the spectators and limit the number of participants on a field to 48 young people or 24 adults. The schedule will take into account the time needed to clean between reservations and reduce potential congestion.
Organizations and teams will agree to self-monitor and have a designated compliance officer on site. Phoenix Parks and Recreation staff will also monitor activity at these sites, as they provide roaming surveillance at various parks.
Phoenix public parks, trails and golf courses have remained open throughout the pandemic, but some outdoor recreation facilities are temporarily closed until further notice as city staff and city council continue to monitor measures of positive COVID-19 cases.
The amenities of the closed city park include:
- Restrooms (in a park that does not have a reservable sports field)
- Play ground
- Basketball and volleyball courts
- Fitness equipment
- Picnic tables
- Encanto and Rose Mofford Sports Complexes
Detailed information on the city’s outdoor recreation options and free virtual recreation programs can be found at Phoenix.gov/Parcs.