City of Sequim reopens park playgrounds

City of Sequim reopens park playgrounds

After a more than six-month closure, playground equipment and Little League ball fields at City of Sequim parks have reopened to public use.

The city announced the reopening of equipment at Carrie Blake Community Park and Margaret Kirner Park, as well as the ball fields at Dr. Standard Park, on Sept. 25.

City officials noted that individuals or their children who use the playground equipment do so at their own risk, as the playgrounds are not regularly cleaned or sanitized.

“People and their children who use the playground equipment expressly assume all risk and responsibility for any potential COVID-19 exposure or illness,” city officials said in a press release Friday.

The city also posted guidelines for visitors to city parks to help slow the spread of COVID-19:

• Any person exhibiting any cold or flu-like symptoms should not be in the park or public gathering places and needs to return home.

• Hands should be washed with soap and water (or hand sanitizer with 60 percent alcohol) before and after playing on or using playground equipment.

• Proper social distancing must be practiced with those outside your household.

• Face masks or coverings must be utilized in any situation where social distancing is not possible.

Any city park or amenity may be closed at any time if there is reason to believe unsafe conditions exist or social distancing practices are not being followed, city representatives noted.

For more information, contact Parks and Arts Manager Jason Loihle at jloihle@sequimwa.gov or 360-582-2458.

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