City of Sequim park playgrounds have been closed to all users, including playground equipment at Carrie Blake Community Park. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

City of Sequim park playgrounds have been closed to all users, including playground equipment at Carrie Blake Community Park. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim shuts down park playgrounds

SEQUIM — The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has made its way to Sequim’s playgrounds.

City of Sequim officials said Friday that the city had closed all playground equipment at Carrie Blake Community Park and Margaret Kirner Park to the public effective immediately in an effort to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

“The city is unable to clean and disinfect the park structures after each use,” Public Works Director David Garlington said in a press release, “and is acting in accordance with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) interim recommendations for United States community facilities with suspected/confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 and strict statewide policies.”

City parks, however, remain open and residents are encouraged to enjoy the playfields, trails and other amenities, Garlington said.

For more information, call the city at 360-683-4908.

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