Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Updates – UPDATED 9/5/20


Facility & Program Information

UPDATE 9/5/20:  County playgrounds, outdoor gyms and Long Leaf Park splashpad are OPEN.

County Parks
County parks and gardens are open with few restrictions (see list below).  Social distance guidelines must be followed – park visitors should keep at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and others, and no gatherings or activities with more than 50 people may occur.  Park and garden visitors, ages 5 and up, are REQUIRED to wear a face covering at any of the county’s outdoor facilities when they are within 6 feet of others, except when strenuously exercising.

Airlie Gardens – OPEN daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  All admission tickets must be pre-purchased online – no tickets will be sold onsite.  Visit for more details and to purchase tickets.

Arboretum – OPEN daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Visit for more details.

Athletic Fields
Fields are OPEN, but all activity must comply with mass gathering restrictions of 50 people maximum outdoors.

Picnic Shelters
Shelters are OPEN, but the maximum capacity for any gathering is 50 people.

Programs, Activities & Events
All county-sponsored programs, activities and events are suspended until further notice.  Click here for fun educational activities your family can do at home.  Parks & Gardens staff will be posting activities you can do at home on our website and facebook page.

Please follow directional signage when using county park trails – keeping traffic moving in one direction to help trail users maintain proper social distancing.

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