EDINBURG - The City of Edinburg will close all City parks this holiday weekend to continue flattening the COVID-19 curve. All-City parks will close at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2020, and reopen on Monday, April 13, 2020, at 5:00 a.m.

As of today, there are 13 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 within the City of Edinburg. The park closures are intended to deter the spread of COVID-19 by preventing people from being in unnecessary close contact. A violation could result in a fine.

“It is out of an abundance of caution that we must close our parks this weekend,” said Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina. “We can’t take any chances during this COVID-19 crisis. Your health matters to us and getting together at parks puts the safety of our residents at risk. Instead, celebrate at home or virtually with family members, friends and your places of worship.”

Residents can still engage in outdoor activities such as walking or biking, so long as they practice social distancing.

However, all gatherings even at your own home, are still limited to no more than 10 people.