The weekend has had a cold start, but temperatures are expected to rise over the next few days.


And even though a statewide stay home order is in place, the order allows people to leave their homes to engage in outdoor activity. But people are required to remain at least six feet apart and avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.


Most city parks in Leavenworth have remained open to the public. But there are some areas of the parks that are off limits amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.


Members of the public are being asked not to use playground equipment in any of the parks.


“The trails are open,” city spokeswoman Melissa Bower said.


She said people are free to walk on sidewalks through the parks.


City Manager Paul Kramer said outdoor basketball courts at Bob Dougherty Park, 800 N. Second St., remain open. Kramer said city officials do not want to restrict an individual from shooting baskets at the park.


He said city personnel are monitoring the parks to determine if changes need to be made.


“We are evaluating them almost daily,” he said.


The tennis courts at David Brewer Park, 1801 Ottawa St., also remain open at this time.


The Waggin’ Tails Dog Park is closed. The Riverfront Park campground also remains closed.


Temperatures are expected to rise in Leavenworth during the next few days, reaching the 70s by Monday, according to the National Weather Service.


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