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Smith River Sports Complex closes access to playground, fields


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AXTON, VA – The Smith River Sports Complex will limit access to playground equipment and playing fields, effective April 1. The playground equipment at SRSC will be taped off and signs will be displayed that the equipment should not be used for the foreseeable future.


The access gates to all of the main athletic playing fields will also be locked and closed for use.


SRSC will also not be providing public restrooms. The driving range, canoe access and walking trails around the fields, as well as the Dick & Willie Trail will remain open for guests.


However, you should continue to practice safe social distancing and not gather in large groups while at the facility. “Per Governor Ralph Northam’s executive order issued yesterday, SRSC can and will remain open at this time,” executive director Lloyd Barber said. “We’re concerned about the popularity and excessive use of the playground in the midst of the extension of the ‘social distance’ initiative, and therefore SRSC will follow suit with the Henry County Parks & Recreation’s closure of all public playgrounds.” Additional questions regarding access can be answered by calling at 276-638-5200.

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