Park District Facility Closures as of March 13th.
|Dear Vashon Park District friends and patrons,
This probably comes as no surprise that, due to mounting local and national measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Vashon Park District feels the urgent need to respond to staff and public health safety concerns, as well. Effective tomorrow (Friday, March 13), VPD will close the following facilities for a minimum of two weeks:
All other parks will remain open. Public restrooms and porta potties will remain open. In an effort to encourage social distancing, we strongly discourage group activities at Paradise Ridge and Jensen Point.
Please know that these closure decisions have been made not only out of concern for staff and general community safety, but primarily due to our sense of responsibility and respect for our high risk community members. We have been following the practices of King and Pierce County park and recreation agencies and are finding that most are increasing containment efforts consistent with VPD’s measures.
As you all know, the COVID-19 news and response measures is ever-changing, so I will communicate any changes to our own containment measures as decisions are made. At bottom, the most important step we can take right now is to take the best care of one another. That is community… our community… at its finest.