Park hours modified; enjoy your parks safely!

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In an evolving response to the COVID-19 pandemic, certain areas within parks are closed. Residents are encouraged to enjoy the outdoors for exercise and mental and physical health, while following social distancing guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Things to know before you go

  • Park hours are modified from sunrise to sunset
  • Water fountains are closed; bring your own water to stay hydrated
  • Maximum occupancy of 50 at any amenity such as pavilions, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, playgrounds, skate parks, or ball fields
  • Use a "Leave No Trace" mentality. Bring a suitable trash bag and take everything out to help protect others

 

  • Follow CDC guidelines such as:
    • Practice social distancing; maintain a distance of six feet or more between people from different households at all times
    • Wash hands thoroughly and frequently; carry hand sanitizer
    • Practice coughing and sneezing etiquette
    • Wear a face covering as much as possible when in public
    • Stay home if you’re feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms of illness
    • Avoid gathering with others not in your household

 

  • Aquatic Center Guidelines:
    • Temperature and symptom screenings of visitors will be conducted with no-touch thermometer. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be allowed to enter
    • Reservations can be made one day in advance at GwinnettParks.com for Lap/Exercise Swim Time or Leisure Play Pool Time
    • Visitors can bring their own pool noodle or Coast Guard approved lifejackets; use of our shared equipment is not allowed
    • All pool rules apply; for more information, visit our Pool Rules

 

  • Best Friend Park pool and Rhodes Jordan Park pool
    • Leisure Play Pool Time reservations are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
    • 11:00am – 2:00pm or 3:00pm – 6:00pm
    • Gwinnett resident admissions are $4.25; non-Gwinnett resident fees are double ($8.50)
    • Best Friend Park pool and Rhodes Jordan Park pool
      • Leisure Play Pool Time reservations are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
      • 11:00am – 2:00pm or 3:00pm – 6:00pm
      • Gwinnett resident admissions are $4.25; non-Gwinnett resident fees are double ($8.50)
    • Bethesda Park Aquatic Center, Bogan Park Aquatic Center, Collins Hill Park Aquatic Center, Mountain Park Aquatic Center, and West Gwinnett Park Aquatic Center
      • Leisure Play Pool Time reservations are daily
      • 11:00am – 2:00pm or 3:00pm – 6:00pm
      • Gwinnett resident admissions are $4.25; non-Gwinnett resident fees are double ($8.50)
    • Bethesda Park Aquatic Center, Bogan Park Aquatic Center, Collins Hill Park Aquatic Center, Mountain Park Aquatic Center, and West Gwinnett Park Aquatic Center:
      • Lap/Exercise Swim Time, reservations are daily
      • Call the facility to make your reservation
      • Reservations are in one-hour increments for every other lane
      • Regular pool admission fees apply 
  • Pavilion Rental and Usage Guidelines:
    • Large pavilion maximum occupancy: 50
    • Small pavilion maximum occupancy: 25
    • No use of shared equipment, such as bounce houses or inflatable slides

 

  • Tennis Court and Outdoor Pickleball Court Guidelines:
    • Players should use their own ball and avoid touching other player’s sports equipment
    • When playing doubles, avoid all incidental contact
    • Avoid touching your face after handling a ball, racquet, or other equipment
    • Use racquet/foot to pick up balls and hit them to your opponent
    • Stay on your side of court and avoid changing ends of the court
    • Remain apart from other players when taking a break

 

  •  Dog Park Guidelines
    • Limit 25 people or 25 dogs in each area
    • No toys or balls allowed
    • Only let your dog drink from their own bowl


Visitors to the park amenities such as interactive fountains, basketball or sand volleyball courts, ball fields, playgrounds,trails, dog parks, skate areas, tennis/pickleball courts, fishing areas, disc golf courses, outdoor walking tracks, horseshoe pits, bocce ball courts, open meadows, or Collins Hill Golf Course should comply with posted guidelines.

Community Recreation Centers and Activity Buildings are not open to the public at this time, but are hosting safe and healthy summer camps. Find more information about summer camp adventures!  

At this time, only lap swimming and individual exercise are available in a limited capacity at Bogan Park Aquatic Center, Collins Hill Park Aquatic Center, Mountain Park Aquatic Center, Bethesda Park Aquatic Center, and West Gwinnett Park Aquatic Center. Time slots will be available for one hour increments. Please call your desired facility to check for availability and schedule your appointment. Walk up admissions are not permitted. No leisure pools are open at this time.   

Virtual Park Experience
Enjoy a virtual visit to the park and discover something new!