King County, city of Seattle close playgrounds

To follow COVID-19 social distancing guidelines established by Public Health — Seattle & King County and the Washington Department of Health, King County Parks and Seattle Parks and Recreations have closed playground equipment and other active recreation areas where it could be difficult to maintain social-distancing guidelines.

The closure includes picnic shelters, basketball and tennis courts, ballfields and other active recreation locations. Ballfields and playfields are open for walking and other non-team activities. Parks, natural lands, regional trails, backcountry trails and beaches where social distancing can be maintained remain open. Pick-up games, picnics and other large gatherings will not be permitted.

Restrooms within parks will continue to be open to the public and will be cleaned and sanitized frequently, according to a press release.