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Columbus Park Playground Closed Until Further Notice

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department have announced the temporary closure of all tot lots and playgrounds. This includes Columbus Park playground in the North End/Waterfront.

Parks remain open at this time and maintenance and operational functions continue uninterrupted. Enjoy the park with your family tossing frisbees, throwing balls, getting the kids to run races with you or wherever the fresh air takes you.

Park users are advised to follow social distancing guidelines recommended by the Boston Public Health Commission. Remain at least six feet away from other people. Wash hands, utilize hand sanitizer, and cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow. Limit time in public areas and avoid congregating in groups. Stay home if you feel sick.

Call 617-635-4505 or email if you have questions about parks permits or events. Visit for the latest public health information.