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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Dallas Park & Recreation to reopen some facilities with usage restrictions.

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On May 1, Dallas reopens golf courses, tennis facilities and resumes some outdoor activities with specific usage restrictions 


(DALLAS) – City of Dallas golf courses, tennis facilities, Elm Fork range and some outdoor fee-based programs will resume public operations with specific facility and usage restrictions on May 1.


Dallas Park and Recreation’s phased approach to reopening select recreational facilities to the public extends to tennis courts located in city parks. However, only singles play will be allowed. Dallas operates six 18-hole golf courses, five full-service tennis centers and the Elm Fork Range. Fee-based recreational activities take place at parks located throughout Dallas.


Facilities and outdoor programs set to reopen will adhere to strict physical distancing as well as safe, sanitary protocols and specific usage restrictions which include, but are not limited to, the following:


Golf Courses

  • Allow only one golfer per cart unless the other rider is a child aged 10 or under
  • Restrict tee time reservations to online or by phone only – no walkups
  • Restrict tee times to group sizes of foursomes (four players at a time) only
  • Restrict access to the pro shops to pro shop staff only and no more than four customers at a time
  • Golf pros will clean and sanitize carts after each rental and before being checked out


Tennis Centers

  • Restrict access to the pro shop to no more than two players at a time
  • Pros will clean and sanitize rental equipment between users


Elm Fork Gun Range

  • Place 6’ markings for points where lines form
  • Open only every other shooting lane for rental – providing for greater than 6’ of distancing
  • Remove group seating areas
  • Allow for call-in food orders only

Outdoor Programs (e.g., Fitness Camps)

  • Provide for a minimum of 12 feet between participants with clearly identified workout locations
  • Ensure that all equipment is wiped down and sanitized after each user and before issuing to the next participant


“As COVID-19 continues to be part of our daily operations, we are moving in the direction of reopening a few amenities,” said Dallas Park and Recreation Director John D. Jenkins. “We will continue to take all necessary steps to ensure the public’s safety while accommodating our customers’ preferences to play outdoor sports.”


Parks and trails are open for families to enjoy. The city’s four dog parks as well as amenities and facilities located within parks - including other sports courts, athletic fields, water fountains, restrooms, playgrounds, pavilions and picnic areas - remain closed. 

Reopening Restrictions
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