Providence shuts down parks, golf courses

Updated at 4:07 p.m. on April 7, 2020.

PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA touted the accomplishments his administration has overseen in his
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA on Tuesday announced the city is closing parks, trails and golf courses through May 1. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
PROVIDENCE – The city is shutting down parks, trails, golf courses and other public spaces after reports of crowds gathering over the weekend, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced on Tuesday. The decision, which will be enforced by city police and carry up to a $500 fine for violators, extends to those who can access parks…

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