The city of Superior announced the closure of all city playgrounds, dog parks, public restrooms and pavilions in accordance with Gov. Tony Evers' emergency "Safer at Home" order that went into effect Wednesday morning.

The dog park was included in the closure because it gets a lot of traffic and people have to open and close the gates often, according to Linda Cadotte, parks, recreation and forestry director. She encourages people to walk their dogs through other parks, remembering to clean up after their dogs and maintain social distances.

The order mandates that all places of public amusement and activity close, both indoors and outdoors.

That also includes concert and music halls; bowling alleys; country clubs; gyms and fitness centers; licensed public and private swimming pools; movie and other theaters; museums; zoos; aquariums; social clubs and more, according to a news release from the city of Superior.

The city's beaches, trails, open spaces and parks will remain open. The city advises residents to follow the certain guidelines, as provided by the National Recreation and Parks Association, when visiting the outdoor spaces.

The guidelines include refraining from using parks and trails if exhibiting symptoms, warning other trail users of your presence, stepping aside to let others pass and staying at least 6 feet away from everyone at all times.

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