Closure In Effect Until At Least Monday, April 13
WRENTHAM — Town Administrator and Emergency Management Director Kevin Sweet announces that all Wrentham public parks, trails and recreation areas, and their respective parking lots, will be closed starting today, April 6 at 4 p.m., and will remain closed for at least one week.
As of today, there are nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wrentham. There are currently 13,837 confirmed cases and 231 deaths in Massachusetts.
Federal health officials believe this week could see a dramatic spike in the number of positive cases and deaths as a result of the novel coronavirus.
To ensure that social distancing measures continue to be taken, all parking lots at public parks and properties will be barricaded to prevent entry and Wrentham Police officers will be posted at certain locations for enforcement.
The list of closed properties includes, but is not limited to:
- Joe’s Rock and Birchwold Farm, West Street
- Wrentham State Forest, Taunton Street
- Wollomonopoag Conservation Area, Elysium Street
- Sweatt Field, Randall Road
- Sweatt Park, tennis courts, Route 140 at Route 1A
- Sweatt Beach and parking lot, Woolford Road
- Trout Pond, Knuckup Hill, all points of entry
- All public school parking lots, playgrounds and basketball courts
- All other public areas
The closure of the trails, recreation areas and parking lots will remain in effect until at least Monday, April 13. A determination will be made on that day about whether the recreation areas and lots will be reopened and an announcement will be made.
“This was a difficult decision to close our town’s parks and trails, but with the current predictions that this week will be the worst our country has seen thus far in terms of COVID-19 deaths, it must be done,” Town Administrator Sweet said. “This past weekend, there were several people observed at the town’s parks that were not practicing social distancing. There will be a time when we can all enjoy our town’s trails and public spaces again. But we all need to do our part now in helping to stop the spread of this deadly disease.”