City Closes Outdoor Recreational Facilities

City Closes Outdoor Recreational Facilities
Posted on 03/25/2020
Recreation areas closed

City of Renton SealMarch 25, 2020

Contact
Kelly Beymer, Community Services Administrator, 425-430-6617
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

Move aligns with governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” executive order

Image of recreation areas closed posterRENTON, WA – In response to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” executive order on Monday, March 23, the city of Renton has taken the following actions:

  • Closed Maplewood Golf Course, driving range and pro shop. No public access allowed.

  • Closed all restrooms, playgrounds, sport courts, fields and other active recreation areas within city parks.

  • Locked parking lot gates at parks.

All actions will remain in effect until the governor lifts his order.

City parks and trails will remain open for walks and non-active recreation, provided users practice proper social distancing. Please be safe as you enjoy these public spaces and:

  • Avoid close contact with others.

  • Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face.

  • Stay home if sick.

City staff will regularly check the parks as will Renton Police. Officers will use “advise and educate” when addressing social distancing violations. They will explain the governor's order and ask for voluntary compliance. Please respect their decision; it is based on what is best for your health and safety and that of everyone you come into contact with. It is not their intention to detain or arrest. Residents observing large gatherings are asked to call the department’s non-emergency number at 425-235-2121.

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