PITTSFIELD, Mass. (April 1, 2020) – As part of the City of Pittsfield’s ongoing mitigation efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 , city basketball and tennis courts are now closed, as well as the skate park on East Street.

These new protective measures join the list of actions the city has taken to help keep the community safe. Currently, playground equipment located at city parks and on school grounds throughout Pittsfield will continue to be inaccessible for public use. Additionally, congregate activities and group game playing at city parks, fields and courts is prohibited.

While the parks are still open for passive use, parking restrictions are also in effect at several parks throughout the city including Kirvin, Fred Garner, Deming, Belanger, and the north lot at Burbank Park. Visitors should maintain a distance of six feet from other people while enjoying these spaces.

These restrictions are in effect until further notice. Park usage will continue to be monitored and additional protective measures may be added if determined to be necessary.

To stay connected to city updates on the coronavirus, a COVID-19 link is available on the home page of the city’s website and features continuous updates from the city. The public is also encouraged to use the subscription service to receive a notification when a new update from the city is available and sign up for CodeRED.

Residents across the state can now sign up to receive updates, news and prevention information related to COVID-19 by texting COVIDMA to 888-777.

For more information, please contact Roberta McCulloch-Dews, Director of Administrative Services, Office of the Mayor, 413-499-9322.

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