Town officials said last week that they’re working on a plan to reopen New Canaan’s playing fields, following state guidelines. District and parks officials are hoping to start opening fields June 22, with several mandated restrictions, according to Recreation Director Steve Benko. For example, player benches at the fields will be removed because six-foot social distancing is required and they would need to be disinfected after every practice or game, Benko told members of the Parks & Recreation Commission at their June 10 meeting, held via videoconference.
“The same thing goes with the bleachers,” he said. “It says you must practice six-foot social distancing in the bleachers. Our bleachers, like at Mead at the baseball field, there are five rows.