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Salisbury Parks and Recreation Closes Playgrounds

Salisbury Parks and Recreation Closes Playgrounds

In order to minimize exposure to COVID-19, the City of Salisbury Parks and Recreation has decided to close all City-operated playground equipment, effective immediately until further notice.

“In accordance with neighboring towns, cities and counties and with recent decisions by Governor Cooper, we’ve made the decision to close our playgrounds at this time to be most precautious in dealing with COVID-19,” said Salisbury Parks and Recreation Director Nick Aceves. “It was a tough decision to temporarily close a recreational opportunity but keeping them open would present a challenging obstacle in properly cleaning them throughout the day. We hope that our residents can explore other parts of our parks like our greenways and trails. We appreciate your understanding as we ensure the safety of you, your family and our employees.”

While City-operated playgrounds are closing, Salisbury has 508 acres of beautiful park land, including seven paved sections of the Salisbury Greenway and almost 20 miles of hiking and biking trails that will remain open. City parks like greenways and trails provide residents with ample room to practice social distancing while still feeling connected with the natural environment.

For more information about Salisbury Parks and Recreation’s park land, visit

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Public Safety Emergencies: 911

Non-Emergencies: (704) 639-5333 or (704) 216-8500

Bill Pay Questions: (704) 638-5300

Code Enforcement: (704) 216-7574

Salisbury Rowan Utilities (water concerns): (704) 638-5390 After hours:(704) 638-5399

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Solid Waste Collection: (704) 638-5256

Other Public Works needs (voicemail): (704) 638-5260


The City encourages the community to stay informed, practice good hygiene, be aware, and be prepared.

As a community we are in this together; stay calm and help each other by staying home if you are sick, check in on your neighbors, and continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 by using best practices.

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Governor Roy Cooper Issues Stay At Home Order

What does stay at home mean?


  • Go to the doctor or medical facilities
  • Go outside for recreational activities, while social distancing
  • Go to the grocery store
  • Take care of family or friends in need
  • Go for a walk or jog
  • Group counseling sessions of less than 10
  • Volunteer, while social distancing


  • Go to work, unless deemed essential
  • Unnecessary travel or social visits
  • Outside group exercise in groups of 10 or more
  • Public playgrounds
  • Places of worship of 10 or more


Stay safe. Stay home. When outside, stay at least 6 ft. apart.

Covid-19: social distancing in public parks and trails

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