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Jun 04

When Will Playgrounds Reopen?

Posted on June 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  I notice that the skate park in LaBonte Park is open for the older kids, when will the playgrounds in our parks be open for our younger children?

A.  Currently, the CDC and the National Parks & Recreation Department have recommended playgrounds not be used during the pandemic. As soon as these recommendations change, we intend to sanitize playgrounds daily, display signage on proper hygiene practices, and remove barriers. The decision to keep the playgrounds closed was not based on age, rather it was based on the amount of high-touch play equipment surfaces there are and the ability for individuals to utilize proper social distancing standards.