Parks closed due to COVID-19

Published 12:11 pm Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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From the Town of Columbia

COLUMBIA – The Board of Aldermen of the Town of Columbia acted earlier this week to close the children’s parks in town to discourage congregant activities, some by children and some by groups of adults with children without proper social distancing. The action comes as part of the COVID-19 virus response and is in line with several Executive Orders from Gov. Roy Cooper.

Closures include the Kiddie Park on Ludington Drive, Children’s Playground on US-64/Fonsoe Street, the handicapped accessible playground at Tyrrell Hall and the basketball court on N. Road Street.

The Board also closed the Columbia Municipal Docks to all boats. This adds

Columbia to Elizabeth City and other waterfront towns that want to discourage transient boaters during this period of “Sheltering at Home.”

The Columbia riverfront boardwalk and the US Fish and Wildlife Service boardwalk remain open for residents that walk during the day. The Scuppernong

River Park on the west side of the river is also open as is the canoe and kayak launch platform of Ludington Street.

These closures will be in effect during the period of Gov. Cooper’s Executive Order 124, now scheduled to end May 30, 2020.