Matt Meyer, county executive of New Castle County, made a statement on Monday to let residents know that due to behaviors observed at the county parks, all tennis courts, fenced-in dog parks and skate parks in these park areas will be closed. Bathrooms and port-a-potties will be locked or removed.
“As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, we must ensure our parks are not sites for social gatherings,” Meyer said in a statement. “We are encouraging anyone who sees gatherings at any of our parks to call the New Castle County Police Department’s non-emergency number at 302.573.2800
Those who would like to visit the parks, while remaining socially distanced, are welcome to do so.