Johnson County Park and Recreation District releases details on phased reopening plans

Outdoor courts, like the pickleball courts at Meadowbrook Park in Prairie Village, will reopen to groups of up to 30 people for non-contact activities in Phase 2. File photo.

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District has released details for phased reopening of facilities and resumption of activities following the end of the local COVID-19 stay-at-home order this week.

Phase one began yesterday and allows for the use of park courts for singles play and non-contact activities. Phase two is expected to begin next week, and would include the reopening of playgrounds and outdoor entertainment venues. But the majority of activities will remain closed until phase three.

District leaders say that phase three could begin June 1 if statewide directives on reopening criteria remain on their current trajectory. However, all of the plans are subject to change pending new orders from the county and state government.