Wellesley has reopened parks, most playing fields and public tennis courts for limited use in line with new state guidelines.
Signs have been posted to spell out the rules, which include:
- No groups larger than 10
- No pick-up games
- No contact sports
- No practices
- No unleashed dogs
You’ll see some differences, too. Every other net on the tennis courts has been removed to encourage social distancing (this past weekend I spied a woman in a nearby town who unfurled her own net that looked a lot like the orange plastic fencing used to prevent people from going on playgrounds).
School playgrounds and parks remain closed, as do basketball courts and the Wellesley High track and field.
The usual rules about social distancing and mask wearing apply.
Earlier in the week, the Wellesley Recreation Commission decided not to offer its usual array of services at Morses Pond, though whether the pond will open in some capacity remains to be decided.
Do you know if the town will use an online sign up system or just show up and wait?
Bob Brown says
Will try to find out. There was no special signage up there suggesting anything about signups (though the older signs with signup info remain). I can tell you at 730am today the courts were empty, just me using the backboard…
Bob Brown says
From the town:
For the tennis courts, during the day they are available on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations are required in the evening (seeking more clarity here). To help limit the use, the lights will not be on a night.