We can play basketball, tennis, volleyball, pickleball and futsal again at Denver parks as city lifts coronavirus restrictions

Playgrounds and dog parks aren’t ready yet.

The basketball court at Washington Park is closed, March 28, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The basketball court at Washington Park is closed, March 28, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Denver Parks and Recreation will let some activities return to public parks Saturday after state health officials released new guidance for recreating in the time COVID-19.

All sports must be played with 10 or fewer people and with people spaced six feet apart. People should wear face coverings “if feasible,” the city government said in a statement.

Basketball and tennis courts will reopen. So will courts for pickleball, a tennis-like paddle sport, and futsal, a soccer-like sport. Activities including volleyball, which require personal equipment, will also be OK.

Parks and Rec is still working on allowing things like summer camps and organized sports, as well as the reopening of dog parks and playgrounds.

“Preparation is needed to meet the requirements of the new state guidance that includes public gathering limitations, physical distancing, and cleaning and disinfecting requirements associated with the COVID-19 pandemic,” the city said in a statement.

Different activities come with different risks. Here are the risk levels associated with different summer activities.

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