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Clark County closing playgrounds and public restrooms at all county parks

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Posted at 1:19 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 22:49:20-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE: The City of Henderson is following the counties lead and shutting down parts of its park.

In a statemebt the city said, "City of Henderson continues to encourage residents to get outside and enjoy parks, trails and open space with their families. However, the City wants to help ensure social distancing is practiced and is closing playgrounds, team courts and skate parks today."

ORIGINAL STORY: Clark County has announced it is closing all its playgrounds and park restroom facilities today due to continuing concerns about the spread of coronavirus.

The county said in a statement, "At this time, outdoor park spaces and trails will remain open to the public, although any visitors are strongly encouraged to follow health officials’ recommendations regarding social distancing and other precautions."

Clark County operates 100 public parks.

Signs will be posted and yellow caution tape will be placed around all playgrounds. Outdoor restrooms will be locked. 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 e-mailing CCParks@ClarkCountyNV.gov.