This article is 3 years old. It was published on March 30, 2020.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The City of St. Louis today moved to restrict vehicular traffic inside several of its most visited parks in an effort to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
"This past weekend, there were reports of social gatherings in our City parks, despite repeated warnings from medical experts to avoid close contact with others. We need to limit vehicles coming into our parks to discourage these gatherings, but also to provide more room for those who wish to safely practice social distancing," said Mayor Lyda Krewson.
Effective immediately, all roads inside O’Fallon Park, Willmore Park, Fairground Park, and Carondelet Park (except for Loughborough Drive to Grand Drive/Holly Hills), will be closed to traffic until at least April 22. Violators are subject to tow.
In Forest Park, the three road closures are as follows:
- Government Drive from Wells Drive to Washington Drive
- Fine Arts Drive from Government Drive to Lagoon Drive
- Lagoon Drive from Fine Arts Drive to DeBaliviere Circle
Individuals who wish to visit City parks for physical activity are encouraged to practice safe social distancing by remaining at least six feet apart.
These latest restrictions build upon the City’s unprecedented and robust response to COVID-19. All City playgrounds, roller rinks, and tennis, basketball, racquetball, handball, and pickle ball courts were previously closed to the public until at least April 22.
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