Buffalo's basketball and hockey courts reopen, tennis courts to reopen in April

Posted at 11:34 AM, Mar 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-11 11:34:52-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The City of Buffalo announced Thursday the city's more than 80 basketball and hockey courts have reopened.

Officials say signs are posted at all courts displaying COVID-19 safety guidelines.

“While reopening the courts for our residents to enjoy is certainly another step forward toward normalcy, I
want to emphasize that the Covid-19 pandemic is still ongoing. I urge those using the courts to continue to
follow CDC guidelines by wearing masks, practicing physical distancing, and washing hands regularly. We are
making progress on this crisis, but we must continue to work together to keep our community safe,” Mayor
Brown said.

According to Andy Rabb, Deputy Commissioner, Parks & Recreation, crews are working to get the parks ready for more spring weather activities.

“It’s exciting to get the nets back up this month at our basketball and hockey courts, and Parks will continue
to work over the coming weeks addressing playground equipment and preparing tennis courts to reopen the
first week of April,” Rabb said.