Special Hours for Those Most Vulnerable to COVID-19 at Some Parks

Published on July 15, 2020

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Kellie Stickney
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KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kirkland community members and visitors are being asked to allow seniors and those in high risk categories to have priority use at five Kirkland Parks every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. starting Monday, July 20 through Labor Day.

Senior hours will be offered at Juanita Bay, 132nd Square Park, Everest Park, Edith Moulton Park and Spinney Homestead Park. These priority hours are intended to create an opportunity to those particularly susceptible to the effects of COVID-19 to participate in important outdoor activity during this challenging time.

“We are all experiencing the additional stress of living in such challenging times, and we know that being outdoors is very beneficial to maintaining good mental and physical health,” said Council member Kelli Curtis. “Setting aside these special hours for our most vulnerable populations is one thing we can do to help make sure that all of our community members feel comfortable getting outside and staying active.”

Signage will be posted at the applicable parks asking community members to respect the priority hours for seniors and those in high risk categories.

For more information on the efforts Kirkland Parks and Community Services is taking to keep our community safe and active during the pandemic, please visit www.kirklandwa.gov/PlayItSafe.