CORAL SPRINGS, FL – This week, a Coral Springs park’s basketball courts were packed with players in apparent violation of coronavirus safety measures, according to the Broward County COVID-19 Business Complaints website.

Officials overseeing Mullins Park’s basketball courts at 10000 Ben Geiger Drive (NW 29th Street) were issued a warning for not properly enforcing socially distancing, according to the county-operated, crowd-sourced website that keeps tracks of violations across the county.

The warning came after someone complained Monday that about 100 people were gathered at the courts with no one wearing masks or social distancing.

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As part of a way to reduce the spread of coronavirus, anyone can make a complaint to the county’s 3-1-1 system, on the county’s website, or to cities about potential violations at businesses or public places. After complaints are received, cities or the county will send out code enforcement officers or other officials to investigate.

Coral Springs officials could not be reached Wednesday for comment concerning the Mullins Park basketball courts.

Last week, Coral Springs closed the basketball courts at Betti Stradling Park following similar complaints that players at the courts violated coronavirus safety measures.

At Mullins Park basketball courts on Wednesday afternoon, there were two games going on, each with two or three players.

According to emergency orders, basketball pick-up games aren’t permitted, but people can play games such as "horse.”

Basketball courts are limited to individual use and organized athletic leagues, as long as social distancing is maintained at all times to the extent possible.

 

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