Concerns about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continue to grip our community. As parks and open spaces as essential resources for health and wellness, we understand that people may have questions and concerns about visiting their local parks, trails or open spaces at this time.
Some of our parks are governed by the City of Las Vegas, and others, many in Henderson, are run by Clark County. If you feel like you or your kids really need to get outside, here is an update on City of Las Vegas and Clark County parks updates and closures.
Clark County Parks closures:
Until further notice, Clark County is announcing the closing of all its playgrounds and park restroom facilities due to continuing concerns about the spread of coronavirus. The full list of Clark County parks can be found here.
At this time, outdoor park spaces and trails will remain open to the public, although any visitors are strongly encouraged to follow health officials’ recommendations regarding social distancing and other precautions from the CDC.
Signs will be posted and yellow caution tape will be placed around all playgrounds. Outdoor restrooms will be locked. Parks maintenance staff will be checking daily to ensure all signage and caution tape remains present and will replace as necessary. Clark County has taken this step, in addition to recent cancellations of events, activities and building closures out of an abundance of caution to help reduce the possibility of community spread of the virus.
Clark County officials are continuing to monitor the coronavirus situation in coordination with state, local and federal health officials and will keep the public advised of any updates.
City of Las Vegas Parks updates:
In order to continue to meet the city’s top priority of public safety all playgrounds at city parks have been closed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The city’s 70 parks will remain open for groups of less than 10 to visit as long as they practice social distancing. City of Las Vegas parks can be found here.
Concerns were raised that social distancing was often difficult to maintain in playground areas. Governor Steve Sisolak also called for the closing of playgrounds because of so many high-touch surfaces.
You can still get out to trails and open spaces in all parks across the valley, but you must practice social distancing.
Grab a soccer ball or dodge ball and run around, play four square in your driveway or back patio, if you have the funds, purchase a small tent or sliding board or small trampoline for your little ones. Make a quick sandbox with some 2×4’s, plastic sheeting and bags of sand, all found at your big box hardware stores. There are even swings and ropes invented to hang right in your doorway. (Please research all play equipment thoroughly before use.)
Please bear with us as we navigate this new territory and strive to give you the most relevant information. Stay tuned for any updates regarding events and promotions around the city that may be affected by the Coronavirus. Don’t forget to subscribe with your email to receive more of Vegas Living on the Cheap. For even more cheap fun, “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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