Columbus Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to close playgrounds if we deem necessary due to individuals not respecting guidelines established as indicated below. 

Playground/Facility Rules

  • The playgrounds are open and are being sanitized and disinfected in a greater frequency than requested by the CDC
  • Restrooms are closed for the season
  • Drinking fountains remain off
  • Social distancing of 6 foot by all individuals in the complex EXCEPT those that have been quarantined in the same household.
  • Do NOT come to the playgrounds if you:
    • Have COVID-19 symptoms, which include a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.
    • Have been in contact with anyone that has had COVID-19 within the past 2 weeks.
    • Are a high-risk individual and your local health and government officials are directing you to stay home (High-risk individuals include those 65+ and people with serious underlying health conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and illnesses that compromise breathing or the immune system.).
  • Face coverings are required for those over 8 years of age
  • Abide by the maximum social gathering sizes (50 people as of 11/16/2020) WHILE ensuring you are practicing social distancing (it is not an either or).
  • Wash your hands and use sanitizer, both frequently. Individuals should bring their own hand sanitizer.
  • Use the restroom before leaving home.
  • Bring your own water or alternate hydration bottle.
  • Sneeze or cough only into a tissue or your elbow.
  • Avoid touching frequently used surfaces such as water fountains, gates, fences, nets, benches, handles, bathrooms/fixtures, etc.
  • Avoid touching your face at all times.
  • Shower and wash and change your clothes immediately upon returning home.
  • Playgrounds are cleaned according to CDC guidelines.