With the exception of public walking trails which may be used while keeping at least 6 feet distance between individuals who are not otherwise quarantined together, all city parks will be closed to the public, including playground areas, basketball courts, and picnic table and BBQ pit areas.There was a question of whether or not this order pertained to the Hudson Dog Park, a big open space where humans have been practicing social distancing for almost two weeks.
Today, Mayor Kamal Johnson issued State of Emergency Order No. 5, which clarifies the situation for the dog park.
The public use of the City's Dog Park located on Front Street may continue under the following conditions:
a) No more than 6 people shall use the park at one time; and
b) Park users shall keep at least 6 feet distance between themselves and other people who are not otherwise quarantined together.Do not be confused. Although the order makes reference to "the City's Dog Park located on Front Street," there is only one dog park in Hudson, and it is located on North Second Street.
Click here to read State of Emergency Order No. 5 in its entirety.
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