In order to reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) all Sheffield City Council outdoor play and exercise facilities will be closed from tomorrow (Tuesday 24th March 2020).  

Parks will remain open until further notice, but gates to all playgrounds in the city will be locked with notices in place. 

The council is urging everyone to follow social distancing guidance or parks will have to close completely.    

Cllr Mary Lea, Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Leisure said: 

“Our parks and open spaces play a huge part in helping to promote and maintain residents’ physical and emotional wellbeing, especially during this difficult time. 

“However we feel this is a necessary measure to reduce the risk of the virus spreading and to encourage more people to follow the government’s guidance on social distancing.

“It is important that everyone adheres to the social distancing rules so we can prevent further measures with more facilities such as parks having to close entirely.”