While it’s best to shelter at home, city officials are encouraging people to get outside for some exercise to stay active and healthy. The outdoor parks owned by Tuscaloosa’s Park and Recreation Authority are open, with some restrictions.

For those who do want to stay home, PARA is offering free online fitness classes that can be found on their social media pages.

At the parks, only the green spaces are open. Restrooms and playgrounds remain closed so that parkgoers can maintain proper CDC health guidelines of social distancing.

“You know if there’s a big group of people in there you need to keep your distance, you know walk in another area of the park or you know come back at another time,” said Becky Booker, PARA’s public relations and marketing manager. “That is the only caveat we want people to keep their distance and keep to small groups like ten or less.”

Ol’ Colony Golf Course is reopening Wednesday through Sunday, begining April 8.  Hours will be 7 a.m.-5 p.m., weather permitting.

PARA’s activity centers remain closed, along with the Tuscaloosa Tennis Center indoor courts.

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