Opening up are restrooms and tennis courts. The ramadas and walking paths at Gilbert Regional Park are opening as well as all of Freestone Skate Park, Cosmo Dog Park and the fenced-in dog area at Crossroad District Park.
The parks were closed March 28 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Physical distancing guidelines still apply, as Mayor Jenn Daniels stressed in her video message of May 7.
"We still need you to be complying with any of the rules that we have associated with it," Daniels said. "We know people want to get out and be social and make sure that they get to enjoy our parks, and we are glad that we can do that."
Still closed are playground equipment, splash pads, drinking fountains, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, rentals and pools.
Eva Kirschbaum, a digital marketing coordinator for the town, said in an email there is a difference between facilities and park amenities when it comes to making decisions on openings.
Facilities, including park recreation centers and town buildings, must wait until the governor's "Stay home, stay healthy, stay connected" order expires May 15 before they can be reopened. Splash pads also are treated as pools, which are explicitly prohibited from being open under the order, Kirschbaum said.
Amenities like playgrounds will be phased into opening as it becomes safe, she said, using the governor's analogy of a dimable light switch.
"There are no concrete dates in place for when we will be opening park amenities, but we are using data when working on our plans to ensure the safety of Gilbert residents," Kirschbaum wrote.
The town is asking people who are sick to stay home and others to wash their hands frequently.