TEXARKANA — The Texarkana, Arkansas, parks are partially open, according to a statement from mayor Allen Brown.
What has been opened back up include the walking trails and fishing areas. Jefferson Dog Park is also open.
The parts of the city parks that remain closed are playground areas, basketball courts, and pavilions. The parks will be assessed on a weekly basis as to whether they are allowed to fully open.
The Texarkana Arkansas Public Works Department is open, but on an appointment basis only. The reopening of the department is also subject to a weekly assessment.
At Smith Park in Miller County, Arkansas, the facilities are open from fishing to hiking and playing at the playgrounds, according to a statement from Judge Cathy Harrison.
The JDC and Miller County Jail remain closed to the public.
As of May 5, the Arkansas Department of Health listed 35 positive cases of COVID-19 for Miller County with 312 negative results and 27 recovered patients.
There are no future COVID-19 screenings scheduled in Miller County. The city of Texarkana, Arkansas, is discussing having future testing three times a week at the Walmart on Arkansas Boulevard.
The Bowie/Cass County office of emergency management is offering a no-cost COVID-19 testing by appointment. More information on the testing can be found at coronatxk.org.