All groups sports activities have been suspended

During Monday afternoon’s press conference, Mayor Marty Walsh announced that group sports activities have been suspended in Boston.  The city will be zip tying basketball hoops and removing hockey and tennis nets. 

He also reminded everyone that a stay at home advisory is still in effect.  He referenced the fact that nice weather will be coming and that does not mean you should go to the beach, hang at a park or have people over for a cookout.  So please, please, please – stay home!


  • To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and encourage social distancing, group sports activities on fields and courts are temporarily suspended. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Basketball
    • Soccer
    • Street hockey
    • Tennis
    • Pickleball
    • Golf courses are closed. Golf course operations have been temporarily suspended.
    • Playgrounds and tot lots are temporarily closed.
    • Although parks remain open for “passive recreation” (such as walking or jogging) at this time, park users are advised to follow guidelines recommended by the Boston Public Health Commission.  

There are currently 825 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city of Boston.

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