Nashville dog parks, playgrounds reopen June 22 as city begins Phase 3

Dog parks, playgrounds, outdoor basketball courts, sports fields and picnic shelters will reopen to the public June 22. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dog parks, playgrounds, outdoor basketball courts, sports fields and picnic shelters will reopen to the public June 22. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

Dog parks, playgrounds, outdoor basketball courts, sports fields and picnic shelters will reopen to the public June 22. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

Nearly one month after Metro Parks and Recreation reopened community centers and tennis courts at partial capacity, residents will be able to access dog parks, playgrounds and other outdoor facilities beginning June 22 in compliance with the city's third reopening phase, according to a news release.

In addition to dog parks and playgrounds, outdoor basketball courts and sports fields will reopen to the public. Picnic shelters will reopen at 50% capacity, and visitors are responsible for bringing their own disinfectant to clean areas before and after use, according to Metro Parks.


At dog parks, visitors are required to wear masks, and pet owners are expected to maintain a social distance of 6 feet.

Additionally, facilities previously operating at 50% capacity such as community centers, tennis courts, nature centers, golf clubhouses, Centennial Sportsplex and the Parthenon, will increase to 75% maximum capacity, the release said.