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Seattle Parks & Recreation COVID-19 impacts: All recreation facilities continue closures until at least May 4

In alignment with Governor Inslee’s statewide ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order, Mayor Jenny Durkan has announced that the City of Seattle’s policies on facility closures and permit suspensions will be extended until at least May 4, 2020.

All programming, rentals, and permitted events will remain canceled, and all community centers, pools, environmental learning centers, and all other recreation facilities will remain closed to the public until at least May 4. In addition, parking at Green Lake, Lincoln, Golden Gardens, Seward Park, Magnuson Park, Gas Works, Alki Beach, and Discovery Park will be closed until at least May 4. 

“Limiting person-to-person contact is saving lives, and extending the ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order is critical to continuing to flatten the curve,” says Mayor Durkan. And while preliminary data says our efforts are working, she is concerned that “too many individuals continue gathering in our parks and are not maintaining physical distancing. For the health of our community, we all must do our part. This is a marathon, not a sprint, and we will get through this if we continue to look out for one another’s health and wellbeing.”

For a list of what remains open and closed, please see this post.

You can read Mayor Durkan’s full press release here for city-wide details. For questions or information on refunds, please contact your local community center or pool.