Denver’s locking up public tennis courts and making basketball hoops unusable today

Here’s a sad morning scene.

Crews put up netting at the City Park tennis courts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (David Sachs/Denverite)

Crews put up netting at the City Park tennis courts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (David Sachs/Denverite)

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Everything’s moving fast right now, including the execution of Mayor Michael Hancock’s executive order, signed yesterday, which closes tennis courts, basketball courts and playgrounds.

Netting put up by city government workers at the City Park tennis courts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (David Sachs/Denverite)

Netting put up by city government workers at the City Park tennis courts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (David Sachs/Denverite)

Netting put up by city government workers at the City Park tennis courts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (David Sachs/Denverite)

Netting put up by city government workers at the City Park tennis courts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (David Sachs/Denverite)

Crews from Denver Parks and Recreation put up orange netting at the City Park tennis courts Tuesday morning, as well as signs turning people away.

Basketball courts got similar treatment:

The stay-at-home order issued Monday keeps parks open for other more solo forms of exercise.

Great for joggers, bad for ballers.

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