UPDATED April 4, 2020
Although most local, state, and federal recreational lands and fisheries are temporarily closed to discourage travel and slow the spread of the virus, the City of Lacey is currently still allowing people to walk to their closest park. Parks and open spaces are very important for wellness during the COVID-19 emergency, but must be used responsibly. You can still get outside for fresh air and exercise, but for the safety of you and your loved ones, you must follow the new temporary rules.
All City parks and trails remain open from 7:00 a.m. until dark; however, parking lots are locked to limit groups from gathering. Note: Please do not park in adjacent neighborhoods when using the parks. Please walk to your neighborhood park.
“GO before you go!” Park restrooms are closed. A reduced level of available staff, and an increased use of Lacey’s parks and the park restrooms, makes it difficult for crews to keep the facilities cleaned to the standard that is critically necessary during the pandemic.
All group amenities in parks are closed: playgrounds, courts, skatepark, picnic shelters, etc.
Per the governor’s orders, and Health Department recommendations, please use open spaces and trails responsibly:
• Do outdoor activities only with people in your immediate household (not extended families).
• If you encounter others, maintain a minimum of 6 feet distance.
• Do outdoor activities close to your home. If you have to take a car, that means it’s too far.
• Bring your own hand sanitizer since restrooms are not available to wash your hands.
• Stay home if you are sick.
• Take all of your belongings and waste with you when you leave.Reminder:
Gatherings of any size are not allowed outdoors, just as they are not allowed indoors.
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