Parks, Fields and Playgrounds are OPEN

Effective June 8, 2020, all Town of Maynard public parks, including athletic courts, athletic fields and playground areas are opened for use with the following restrictions. All visitors must adhere to the following listed guidelines. The Town of Maynard or School Department may approve applications for the permitted-use of fields. Approved-permit holders will have exclusive use of the fields during their allotted times. Walk-on activities are not allowed at the same time as permitted-use.

Please continue reading for rules and regulations in place for this opening.

Face Coverings and Masks

All visitors to parks, athletic courts, athletic fields, and playground areas must comply with COVID-19 Order 31 regarding face coverings and masks.

Social Distancing and Hygiene:

  • Persons using parks, athletic courts, athletic fields, and playground areas must maintain 6 feet of distance from all other persons.
  • Parents, guardians and other adults supervising children should monitor children at all times to ensure children maintain proper distancing and adhere to requirements for face coverings.
  • Children and adults who feel sick or who are recovering from an illness may not visit the parks, athletic courts, athletic fields, and playground fitness areas.
  • After visiting public spaces, users should wash their hands or use hand sanitizer.
  • Programs must separate participants into groups of no more than 10 persons, including coaches and staff. Larger playing areas and surfaces, such as athletic fields, tracks, tennis courts, and full-size basketball courts, may be used by more than one group of 10 at one time, provided that adequate social distancing and group separation can be maintained. To ensure group separation, groups must be spaced at least 20 feet apart while sharing a playing surface or field.
  • Scrimmages, organized games and tournaments are not allowed for contact sports. Activities must be limited to no-contact drills and training exercises. Contact sports are those where ordinary play puts players into contact or close proximity to one another, and include, without limitation, basketball, football, baseball, soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse.
  • Games are permitted only for no contact sports where ordinary play allows for social distancing (e.g., tennis and other racquet sports), but inter-team games or tournaments are not allowed.

Trash Disposal

  • When visiting public properties without trash receptacles, visitors should adhere to a strict “carry in, carry out” policy and take waste with them.

Click here for a PDF version of these rules plus a COVID-19 Disclaimer posted at all of the facilities.