Mayor Brown reminds Western New Yorkers parks are open for passive use only


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–Mayor Brown says he and his wife have been finding different parks around the City of Buffalo to walk every night, but he’s warning people who are also getting their steps in to only do that with members of your household.

Right now, parks across Buffalo are open for people to walk, rollerblade, and bike, but things like playgrounds and athletic fields are closed to the public.

While it seems like common sense, contact sports are also forbidden at this time.

To make sure people are obeying these rules, the City’s Department of Public Works is finding ways to get the message out there.

Mayor Brown says parks employees and Buffalo Police will be out at each park patrolling to make sure people are only using the green space for passive use.

While no one will be fined if they’re found not following park rules, they will be asked to stop or go home.

Brown says Buffalo has proven itself as the city of good neighbors, maintaining our reputation as a community that helps those in need.

The Buffalo Employment and Training Center is open for telephone and video conferencing to help anyone who lost their job as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Mayor Brown also took a moment to thank Tesla CEO Elon Musk for the work he is bringing to Buffalo by making equipment needed by healthcare workers at this time.

Another thing for residents to keep in mind, spring bulk trash pick up, which was originally set to start next week, has been postponed. You will be fined if you set bulk trash at your curb before the new date which will soon be announced.

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