City of Hart closes playgrounds, sports fields.

March 24, 2020

City of Hart closes playgrounds, sports fields.

HART — The City of Hart announced Tuesday, March 24, that it is closing playgrounds and sports fields to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“At this time, we are closing park playgrounds as we cannot keep the equipment sanitized and we cannot assure that proper social distancing is adhered to when using playground equipment,” sates a City of Hart Facebook post. “We are closing the pickleball courts, basketball courts, soccer fields, baseball/softball fields and all other group activity outdoor facilities.”

“These challenging times are bringing many changes to the everyday life of our community residents,” the post states. “With Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-21 ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe,’ we want to ensure everyone in the City of Hart that city operations continue daily and we are here to ensure that you have good drinking water to your home, a functioning wastewater collection and treatment system, reliable electricity to your homes and businesses to protect your loved ones and your livelihood and a police department dedicated to the safety and welfare of our community.

“Essential city employees continue to work each day to provide you with the best quality of life that we can in the face of the challenges that this global pandemic has brought forward. We encourage residents to continue to use the William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail, to explore our community by taking a walk through the many neighborhoods and watch as spring breathes new life into the trees, plants and flowers planted throughout the city.

“City Hall will retain a reduced staff of essential staff to maintain essential government operations. If you have questions, call 231-873-2488.”

“For information regarding the State of Michigan’s response to COVID-19 please go to

“If you have questions about COVID-19, please call the State of Michigan COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-535-6136 between 8 AM – 5 PM daily.

“Information regarding the virus can also be found at District Health Department #10’s website at Any healthcare related questions should be directed to District Health Department #10 at 231.902.8525.”

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