Pittsfield Public Basketball Courts Open…Sort Of
It was announced today by the Mayor's Office in Pittsfield that the limited use of basketball courts in the city will now be allowed. Unfortunately the restriction is still in play that does not allow pickup games to be played…the only basketball activity is for practice and drills.
The full release is below…
THE CITY OF PITTSFIELD OFFICE OF THE MAYOR 70 Allen Street, Pittsfield, MA
Pittsfield PITTSFIELD, Mass. (July 29, 2020) – Basketball courts in the City of Pittsfield have now reopened for limited use in adherence to COVID-19 safety guidelines. Signage with these directives will be posted at parks throughout the city. In April, city basketball courts were among a list of public spaces that were temporarily closed, as part of the city’s mitigation efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Per the guidelines, the reopening of the courts will allow for practice and drills only. No pick-up games or scrimmages are allowed until further notice. Visitors are reminded to exercise social distancing and limit group size to 25 players or less. Additionally, facial coverings must be worn when intermittent contact might occur and when participants are not actively engaged in an activity.