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Media Release
News Date: July 22, 2020

Columbus Recreation and Parks Provides Free Masks to Residents at Free Produce Markets

Columbus, Ohio – Columbus Recreation and Parks Department will be giving out free masks to help residents show care for the community and comply with Governor Mike DeWine’s statewide mandate requiring residents to wear face coverings while in public. “Wearing masks helps to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe. Our community continues to go above and beyond to care for each other, and I’m humbled to see how residents are showing respect and kindness for others by wearing a cloth face covering in public,” said Mayor Andrew J. Ginther.

The masks are free to residents and will be available at Columbus Recreation and Park’s Free Produce Markets through the end of September.

“Throughout the public health emergency, we’ve focused on how to connect residents with vital resources,” said Paul Rakosky, interim director of Columbus Recreation and Parks. “Connecting residents with masks to protect their health and the health of their family and community is a natural extension of these efforts.”

Free masks will be available during the Free Produce Markets at the following Community Centers – all locations are open 3:30-5 p.m.:

 

Adams Community Center
854 Alton Ave. | 43219
Dates: July 23, Aug. 13, Aug. 27, Sept. 10 and Sept. 24

Barnett Community Center
1184 Barnett Rd. | 43227
Dates: Aug. 14 and Sept. 11

Beatty Community Center
247 N. Ohio Ave. | 43203
Dates: Aug. 14 and Sept. 11

Dodge Community Center
667 Sullivant Ave. | 43215
Dates: July 23, Aug. 13, Aug. 27, Sept. 10 and Sept. 24

Feddersen Community Center
3911 Dresden St. | 43224
Dates: Aug. 7, Aug. 21, Sept. 4 and Sept. 18

Glenwood Community Center
1888 Fairmont Ave. | 43223
Dates: Aug. 6 and Aug. 20

Holton Community Center
303 N. Eureka Ave. | 43204
Dates: Aug. 6, Aug. 20, Sept. 3 and Sept. 17

Howard Community Center
2505 N. Cassady Ave. | 43219
Dates: July 23, Aug. 13, Aug. 27, Sept. 10 and Sept. 24

Marion Franklin Community Center
2801 Lockbourne Rd. | 43207
Dates: July 23 and Sept. 24

Milo Grogan Community Center
862 E. 2nd Ave. | 43201
Dates: Aug. 7, Aug. 21, Sept. 4 and Sept. 18

Scioto Southland Community Center
3901 Parsons Ave. | 43207
Dates: July 23, Aug. 13, Aug. 27, Sept. 10 and Sept. 24

Tuttle Park Community Center
240 W. Oakland Ave. | 43201
Dates: Aug. 7, Aug. 21, Sept. 4 and Sept. 25

The Free Produce Markets are part of Go,Lunch!, Columbus Recreation and Parks’ summer food program. Go, Lunch! provides free, nutritionally balanced meals and fresh produce during the summer months at community centers along with other various locations. For more information, visit https://www.golunch.club/.