Contact: Rich Mueller
Phone: (702) 455-8146
3/24/2020

Clark County Closes Playgrounds, Outdoor Restroom Facilities Due to Coronavirus Concerns

         Until further notice, Clark County is announcing the closing of all its playgrounds and park restrooms due to continuing concerns about the spread of coronavirus.

Changes in the parks include:

  • All outdoor restrooms are being closed.
  • All playgrounds are being caution taped off.
  • All dog parks are being locked.
  • All baseball/softball fields are being locked, where there is complete fencing.
  • All basketball courts are being locked. At sites where complete perimeter fencing is not present, backboards and/or rims are being removed.
  • All outdoor volleyball courts are having nets removed.
  • Splash pads/spray parks will not open until further notice. (Normal operation is from April 1-October 31).

         At this time, trails will remain open to the public, although any visitors are strongly encouraged to follow health officials' recommendations regarding social distancing and other precautions  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html.

         Clark County operates 100 public parks. A complete list of addresses and locations is listed on the Parks and Recreation Department's website at: http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/parks/Pages/parkslocator.aspx.

        Signs and caution tape will be posted. 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. General inquiries about playground and restroom closures can be directed to the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department by emailing CCParks@ClarkCountyNV.gov.

         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. 

         The Southern Nevada Health District's website, www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus, is a recommended local resource for staying informed of the evolving coronavirus situation. Residents also can call the Health District's Information Phone Line at (702) 759-INFO (4636), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. The state also maintains https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/.

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Last modified on 3/26/2020 19:28