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DESTIN -- As an additional measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 the Destin City Council voted Monday night to close all city operated playgrounds within the city limits of Destin until further notice. This will go into effect immediately.

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Due to the apparent ability of the virus to spread rapidly among humans, COVID-19 presents a clear threat to the health, safety, and welfare of our Destin residents and visitors. The following playgrounds are closed to the public:

— Children’s Park at Morgan Sports Center (4200 Indian Bayou Trail)

— Clement Taylor Park Playground (131 Calhoun Avenue)

— Buck Destin Playground (724 Legion Drive)

— Destin Sports Complex Playground (633 Kelly Street)

— Kell-Aire Nature Walk Playground (874 Kell-Aire Drive)

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The lobbies of City Hall, the City Hall Annex and Public Services Complex remain closed to the public. However municipal services provided at these facilities remain available to the public via phone and online. Limited in-person meetings are available at the discretion of City staff and by appointment only.

The city continues to suspend activities at the following facilities:

Destin Community Center

Morgan Sports Center (the walking track and the west-end open field, though, remain open)

Buck Destin Senior Center

Destin Library

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