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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Phased in Reopening of Parks and Open Spaces

The City of Malden will begin a phased reopening of our parks and open spaces. The goal is to provide a place for residents to get fresh air and exercise while protecting public health and preventing a resurgence of COVID-19.

Effective Monday, May 25th, the parks and open spaces listed below will be opened for passive recreation so that we continue to limit those activities that encourage groups to gather and that make social distancing difficult to observe.

The following will be opened to the public on a limited basis:

  • Waitt’s Mount
  • Lincoln Commons
  • High Rock
  • Pine Banks Park
  • Community Gardens (no groups over 10 in each garden section)
  • Macdonald Stadium (effective Tuesday, May 26th(number of people allowed at one time will be limited)  
  • The Bike Path and Fellsmere Pond continue to be open to the public. 

There will be no use of the playgrounds or other equipment and no organized sports or picnicking at this time. Walking, hiking, biking, running, and activities, such as yoga, Tai Chi, etc. are allowable.

Face Coverings and Masks: All visitors to parks and open space, over the age of 2 years, must wear a face covering or mask when they cannot maintain 6 feet of distance between themselves and others.

Restrooms will not be open and visitors will be responsible for taking their trash and recycling with them when they leave.

After visiting public spaces, users should always wash their hands or use hand sanitizer.

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