TUCKER, Ga. (March 13, 2020) – The City of Tucker’s Parks and Recreation Department has decided to close the Tucker Recreation Center effective immediately due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. The closure will be for an indefinite period of time.
“We are disappointed to have to take this step, but the health of our staff and the people we serve is paramount,” said Parks and Recreation Director Rip Robertson. “We will use this time to completely sanitize the Rec Center and making sure it is ready for use as soon as we are able.”
One core service that could be affected at Tucker Recreation Center is the food pantry. Staff are working with leaders who run the pantry to determine the safest way to continue service to those in the community with food insecurity. In the meantime, NETWorks Cooperative Ministry assists the food insecure at their location at 2380 Fourth Street in downtown Tucker.
With students out of school indefinitely, the Parks and Recreation Department will consult with public health professionals to organize outdoor activities that will enable families to get outside and stay engaged with the community throughout this outbreak. The first of those activities will be the Pi Day Pie-K on Saturday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The fun run has been modified from its original form to ensure safety with the virus outbreak.
For more information on Parks and Recreation activities, visit www.tuckerga.gov/parks or follow the on Facebook @TuckerParksRec. For information on the coronavirus outbreak, go to www.tuckerga.gov/coronavirus.