Milton resumes rental of city-owned outdoor facilities, fields July 6

Baseball field with a sunset in the background
Some city-owned facilities and fields can be rented once again in Milton. (Courtesy city of Milton)

Some city-owned facilities and fields can be rented once again in Milton. (Courtesy city of Milton)

Rentals of some city of Milton outdoor facilities and fields can resume July 6 for the first time in at least three months because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release from the city July 2. The city has put restrictions in place to follow public health guidance and social distancing.

Broadwell Pavilion and Friendship Community Park can be booked online here after clicking the "Rent a Facility" tab; however, Bethwell Community Center and Community Place remain unavailable since they are indoor facilities, according to the release.

Those interested in renting fields at Bell Memorial Park or the Cox Road athletic facility's turf field can start the process by emailing [email protected]. Some fields have already been set aside at certain times for sports programs affiliated with the city, such as Hopewell Baseball and Eagles Stix Girls Lacrosse, the release said.

The Cox Road grass fields will be available to rent in the future, but are currently closed for summer maintenance and recovery.

Court rentals at the Milton Tennis Center, formerly the Milton Country Club off Dinsmore Road, have been open for several weeks.

Any rented outdoor facilities can only accommodate groups of 50 or less, a number that aligns with the state's reopening guidelines regarding "gatherings," according to Gov. Brian Kemp's executive order. Additionally, people are encouraged to wear face coverings if they expect to be congregating in close proximity—or within six feet—of others for a sustained length of time.
By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.