3/25/20 King County Parks & Marymoor Park COVID-19 UPDATE: NO VEHICLE ACCESS – GATES CLOSING!!
MARYMOOR PARK GATES CLOSING! NO VEHICLE ACCESS AT EITHER PARK ENTRANCE!
DATE 03/25/ 2020, 3 p.m.
King County Parks closing more facilities in response to COVID-19; visitors urged to ‘Stay home, stay healthy’
As part of its ongoing efforts to protect public health and curb transmission of COVID-19, King County Parks is closing parks Wednesday, March 25. Parking lot and trailhead gates will be locked, and restrooms will be closed. King County does not have the resources at this time to actively enforce Parks closures and social distancing guidelines and will rely upon the public to follow the guidelines.
The closure comes on the heels of Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, which included guidance to further restrict groups from gatherings.
While visitors will still be able to walk into parks and back country trails and walk and bike on the regional trail network, King County is asking all residents to do their part in stopping the spread of the virus and help save lives by abiding by these closures and all social distancing guidelines.King County also urges visitors to not park illegally on roadways near parks and trails, or block park gates.
On March 20, King County Parks closed all active spaces within parks – including play areas, ballfields, sports courts, and picnic shelters, where appropriate social distancing guidelines would be difficult to maintain.
King County Parks visitors are encouraged to practice Public Health’s guidelines in preventing the spread of this virus:
Stay at least 6 feet away from others at all times.
Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid contact with people who are sick.
Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.