Déconfinement : the parks and gardens of Paris reopened on Saturday - The Point

Parisians will be able to once again enjoy their parks and gardens. After more than two months of closure, and three weeks of fierce battle between the governme

Déconfinement : the parks and gardens of Paris reopened on Saturday - The Point

Parisians will be able to once again enjoy their parks and gardens. After more than two months of closure, and three weeks of fierce battle between the government and the mayor of the capital, Anne Hidalgo, " all the green spaces of Paris will reopen as soon as this Saturday, may 30 ", confirmed at a press conference Penelope Komitès, assistant in charge of green spaces.

As of this weekend, and without waiting for the beginning of phase 2 of the déconfinement Tuesday, it will be possible to walk, but also to lay on the lawn and practice of individual sports in the parks and gardens of the capital, open on their regular schedule for the summer. The town Hall does not intend to impose a use "dynamic" of green spaces, not more than it wants to make compulsory the wearing of the mask, which will simply be recommended. The children's play areas will also reopen gradually.

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picnics allowed

" We'll ban them no picnics ", and clarified Penelope Komitès, even if the assistant agrees that the practice is not really compatible with the wearing of the mask. It will be called the Parisians to observe the gestures, barriers, and distancing physical. As in any public space, gatherings of more than ten people remain banned.

No threshold of maximum capacity will not be fixed, but officers of the department of prevention, protection and safety division (sppd) as well as mediators will tour parks and gardens to recall and health measures. Only the re-opening of the gardens of the Tuileries and the Luxembourg is still pending, since they are respectively managed by the musée du Louvre and the Senate.

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The cleaning of the green areas was carried out by the agents of the town these past few days in preparation for the reopening, ensures Penelope Komitès. "We also made a diagnosis of biodiversity in relation to the containment, so that the fauna and flora that have taken the opportunity to develop to be able to adapt to" the return of the human. The municipality account including limiting the mowing of lawns and to install the posters in the educational system.

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