By Joshua Huff, sports editor
PINSON — Pinson’s Bicentennial Park will reopen on Friday, April 24, in an effort to provide citizens with a safe outlet to escape the confines of quarantine, Pinson Mayor Hoyt Sanders said in a public service announcement on Thursday afternoon.
Sanders had closed the park on March 17 along with all other non-essential city facilities, including Pinson Public Library, Parks and Recreation and the Pinson Community Center.
“The park will only be available for walking track purposes,” Hoyt said. “There are no disc golf appliances set at the moment. No restroom, no picnic, meeting room, or other facilities are available. You may indeed park within the campus and use the walking track beginning (Friday, April 24).”
Sanders added that the park will be monitored and recorded by video 24 hours a day to make sure that people maintain social distancing guidelines.
“Please help us,” Sanders said. “Remember, there are no picnic facilities, no loitering and no congregation will be allowed. What we are doing appears to be working. Please help the residents of Jefferson County, and the state as a whole, by continuing best management practices. Remember, the life you save may be your own.”
PSA from Mayor Sanders.
Posted by Pinson Alabama-Mayor's Office on Thursday, April 23, 2020