CITY OF GLENS FALLS OPENING CRANDALL PARK COURTS
GLENS FALLS – The recently renovated tennis, pickleball and basketball courts at Crandall Park are being prepped for opening, Mayor Daniel Hall announced Thursday.
The tennis and pickleball nets should be up by the end of the day on Thursday. The basketball rims and nets should be in place by early next week.
“With Covid-19 cases rising, we’ve been concerned about public health and safety and have kept the courts closed,” the Mayor said. “But after an outpouring of interest in seeing the courts open, we’ve decided to place our trust in people and hope they follow state and CDC protocol.”
As owner of the courts, the City is responsible for enforcing state and CDC-mandated protocol. Short of policing the courts, Mayor Hall said, the City must rely on the goodwill of court patrons to follow the mandated protocol. Specifically, court patrons should wear masks and social distance themselves while at the courts. People should not congregate in groups and should try to maintain at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and others.
“It’s really a public health issue,” the Mayor said. “With the nice weather, understandably, people are eager to get outdoors and enjoy the courts. But we cannot let our guard down. Covid-19 is still circulating, and the numbers are creeping in the wrong direction, especially among young people.”
If there is widespread lack of compliance with mandated protocol at the courts, the City will have no choice but to close them down again.
“Let’s all work together so we can enjoy these wonderful new courts while doing all we can to keep people safe and help stop the spread of Covid-19,” Mayor Hall said. “Mask up, social distance and enjoy the courts!”