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News Release

Hilton Head Island Town Parks to Reopen Saturday, May 30th

Release Date: May 29, 2020

Contact Information:
Carolyn Grant email icon , Communications Director, 843-341-4618


Access to and services at all Town of Hilton Head Island recreational parks will be fully restored as of Saturday, May 30, 2020.  All bathrooms, playgrounds and picnic shelters will be open. Key facilities reopening include:

  • Chaplin Community Park - dog park, tennis courts and recreational fields
  • Bristol Sports Arena
  • Veterans' Park
  • Green Shell Park
  • Hilton Head Park
  • Cordillo Tennis
  • Compass Rose Park

acclerateSC, South Carolina's initiative for economic revitalization, has provided interim guidance for reopening of county, municipal and school athletic fields and resuming youth sports events. The full guidance document is available at https://governor.sc.gov/sites/default/files/Documents/Executive-Orders/Guidelines for Reopening Athletic Fields and Resuming Youth Sports - FINAL.pdf

Among other guidelines, league and event organizers have the responsibility to:

  • Maintain a list of all participants present at each event and have contact information on file.
  • Conduct daily symptom assessments (self-evaluation).
  • Operate any concessions in compliance with SCDHEC standards and additional protocols.
  • Ensure coaches wear masks at all times. When feasible, staff and volunteers should wear masks within the sports facility.
  • Schedule to allow for adequate buffer times between games to allow spectators, players and coaches to enter and exit the facility with limited interaction.
  • Make sure spectators adhere to social distancing requirements.

Practices may resume on May 30, 2020 and games may resume on June 15, 2020.

Other special events and organized gatherings are not authorized at this time.