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Posted on: April 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] An important message regarding city parks & trails

Social Distancing in Parks

The Centers for Disease Control have flagged mental health as a serious concern during the coronavirus pandemic. Access to nature and green spaces offers important physical and mental health benefits. Our city parks are more important than ever right now. Therefore, it is IMPERATIVE that we work together and follow the rules to ensure our outdoor spaces remain open during this time so people have a healthy, physical outlet. 

What is the City doing to protect citizens and park usage? 

  1. Park restrooms are closed; porta-lets are available at all high-traffic parks, the two dog parks and the riverwalk. 

  1. The City of Farmington Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Division are frequently sanitizing the playgrounds. Porta-lets are regularly sanitized by the vendor. 

  1. Signs have been placed in the parks to remind citizens to physically distance from one another and how to do such while using the area.

  1. Large banners are being placed in the river parks to remind citizens to physically distance from one another and how to do such while using the area.

  1. The Farmington Police Department is increasing their presence in city parks to remind citizens to practice physical distancing while enjoying these spaces.

What should citizens do to protect one another and park usage?

  1. Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others while in the park or on the trails. 

  1. Avoid congregating. Enjoy your walk or run and return home. 

  1. If using the basketball or volleyball facilities, limit the number of people to no more than five.

City parks and trails have remained open so our citizens can continue to benefit from these spaces. We have asked each citizen to practice personal responsibility by physically distancing themselves from others and not congregating while at the parks or on the trails.

By working together and following the rules, we can protect each other and keep our wonderful parks open as a safe space for everyone to enjoy.

We want to thank everyone for doing their part to protect one another during this unprecedented and challenging time. 

We are a strong community. We work together during difficult times, and we will get through this difficult time together. 

Stay safe San Juan County! 

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