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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Waxhaw Phase One Reopening Communication

Waxhaw Reopen Communication

COVID19-mastheadAt the recommendation of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s three-phase plan for lifting restrictions, some of Waxhaw’s trails and open spaces will begin opening starting Saturday, May 9th, at 8:00 AM. 

As the facilities re-open, citizens must continue following the CDC’s guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. This includes maintaining a social distance of six feet from others, wearing a face mask or cloth covering if you have one, washing your hands or using hand sanitizer often, and staying home if you’re not feeling well.

The Phase One Re-openings on May 9th Include:

  • Town of Waxhaw Trails
  • Open Spaces (ex: Town Creek grass meadow)
  • Waxhaw SK8 Park with modifications (25 citizens within the fence)
  • Parking Lots / Trailheads

The following amenities will remain closed until further notice:

  • Playgrounds
  • Restrooms /Water Fountains
  • Shelters
  • Athletic Fields
  • Indoor facilities

Signage will be located throughout Waxhaw’s parks and trail system to note which facilities are open and which are closed during Phase One. Waxhaw staff will be closely monitoring parks to ensure only designated open spaces are being used.

If you have any questions or need more information regarding the parks and trails, please contact Waxhaw Parks & Recreation Director Dena Sabinske via phone at 704-843-2195 ext. 278, or via email at

While the parks and trails will be open, Town of Waxhaw government buildings will remain closed to the public until further notice. 

FAQS for the State of North Carolina Plans for reopening can be found here: 

o   Full Executive Order 138

o   FAQs for EO138

o   Phase 1 Resources for Businesses-includes signage, guidance, and a checklist for businesses

o   Governor’s Staying Ahead of the Curve page- includes several resources and information on Phase 2 & 3 


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