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March 30, 2020 at 5 p.m.; updated at 7:15 p.m.

Wicomico County parks will close to the public Monday at dusk

SALISBURY, Md. - Pursuant to Gov. Larry Hogan’s stay-at-home order, Wicomico County parks will close at dusk Monday, March 30, until further notice.

The closure includes day use areas, trails, playgrounds, pavilions, sport courts and beaches.

Marinas and boat ramps will remain accessible. Visitors must avoid congregating at these locations. Click here for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' guidelines on activities permitted from marinas and boat ramps.

Decisions made by officials are fluid and can be changed at any time.

The Wicomico Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Civic Center department will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation through regular updates from the Wicomico County Health Department and the Department of Emergency Services. Updates will be shared with the press, as well as posted to department websites and social media outlets.

 

March 24, 2020 at 12:15 p.m.

Wicomico County Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Civic Center programs and events suspended until further notice

SALISBURY, Md. – In accordance with the Executive’s Office extension of a County Declared Emergency, Wicomico Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Civic Center programs and events are suspended until further notice.

These include Kids Klub After School, Westside Community Center programs, Happy Timers, sports programs and events at the Civic Center.

The following facilities remain closed to the public until further notice:

Day use areas at parks, trails, marinas and boat ramps will remain accessible at this time. Visitors should follow gathering and social distancing guidance from the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/) to ensure a safe environment for themselves and others.

Decisions made by officials are fluid and can be changed at any time.

The Wicomico Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Civic Center department will continue to monitor the situation through regular updates from the Wicomico County Health Department and the Department of Emergency Services. Updates will be shared with the press, as well as posted to department websites and social media outlets.

 

March 21, 2020 at 4:15 p.m.

Wicomico County playgrounds, pavilions, tennis courts, basketball courts and pickle ball courts to close Monday, March 23

SALISBURY, Md. – Following guidance from the state of Maryland, Wicomico County officials will close playgrounds, pavilions, tennis courts, basketball courts and pickle ball courts at county parks effective Monday, March 23.

Day use areas and trails will remain accessible during posted hours. Visitors should follow gathering and social distancing guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC; https://www.cdc.gov/) and the Maryland Department of Public Health (MDH; https://health.maryland.gov/) to ensure a safe environment for themselves and others.

Marinas and boat ramps will also remain open for public use at this time.

In a statement released on March 18, the National Recreation and Park Association expressed support of the safe use of parks and open spaces during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The NRPA’s statement read, “In places where there are no restrictions on the use of local parks, trails and open spaces, we encourage all users to follow these recommendations,”

Playgrounds, pavilions, tennis courts, basketball courts and pickle ball courts will remain closed until further notice. Decisions made by county officials are fluid and can be changed at any time.

The Wicomico Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Civic Center department will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation through regular updates from the Wicomico County Health Department and the Department of Emergency Services. Updates will be shared with the press, as well as posted to department websites and social media outlets.

 

March 16, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.

Wicomico County Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Civic Center facilities to close through Sunday, March 22

SALISBURY, Md. – Wicomico Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Civic Center facilities will close Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 22.

These facilities include the Wicomico Civic Center, Wicomico County Welcome Center and restroom facilities in County parks.

County parks will remain open.

These closures are in accordance with the Executive’s Office notice of a County Declared Emergency.

Suspension of public programs and events remains in effect through Sunday, March 29. These include Kids Klub After School, Westside Community Center programs, Happy Timers, and all sports programs.

Public events at the Civic Center have been be postponed or canceled through Sunday, March 29.

Decisions made by officials are fluid and can be changed at any time.

The Wicomico Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Civic Center department will continue to monitor the situation through regular updates from the Wicomico County Health Department and the Department of Emergency Services. Updates will be shared with the press, as well as posted to department websites and social media outlets.

 

March 13, 2020 at 10:57 a.m.

Wicomico County Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Civic Center COVID-19 Update

SALISBURY, Md. – Out of an abundance of caution, all public programs and events operated through the Wicomico Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Civic Center department will be suspended through Sunday, March 29.

This decision was made after consulting with the Wicomico County Health Department and the Department of Emergency Services.

This timeline is fluid and could be changed at any time.

Wicomico Civic Center

All public events scheduled through Sunday, March 29 will be postponed or canceled.

Postponed events include the Coastal Kids Consignment Sale, Krendl Magic Dinner & Show, Aspire to Succeed & Lead Women's Conference and the Faith Filled Women Conference. Rescheduled dates will be forthcoming.

The Indoor Community Yard Sale, Potomac Youth Conference and Wicomico County Suitcase Party have been canceled.

The facility itself will remain open. Those who have scheduled small private events during this timeframe should contact the Civic Center event manager.

For more information, visit www.WicomicoCivicCenter.org .

Recreation & Parks

All Wicomico County Recreation programs will be suspended through Sunday, March 29. These include Kids Klub After School, Westside Community Center programs, Little League Challenger Registration Day and all sports programs.

Kids Klub After School and karate program customers who have paid for March will automatically receive a 50% credit to their Active account toward a future program. Customers will need to register for future programs to use their credit.

The Happy Timers program has been suspended in accordance with the state’s guidelines regarding senior centers.

Public parks will remain open.

For more information, visit www.WicomicoRecandParks.org .

Tourism

The Wicomico County Welcome Center will remain open to the public.

For more information, visit www.WicomicoTourism.org .

The department will continue with increased efforts to prevent the spread of disease per the CDC’s recommendations.

Guests are encouraged to practice everyday preventative actions recommended by the CDC, including those listed at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html.

Decisions made by officials are fluid and can be changed at any time.

The Wicomico Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Civic Center department will continue to monitor the situation through regular updates from the CDC and the Wicomico County Health Department. Any updates will be shared with the press, as well as posted to department websites and social media outlets.

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