At the direction of Boise Mayor Lauren McLean, Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway is closing all park playgrounds to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), effective immediately.
There are approximately 50 playgrounds in public city parks across Boise. Please stay off swings, slides and avoid using or touching any other park equipment until further notice.
Parks and Recreation maintenance team members will be taping off all playgrounds over the weekend, starting with our most popular parks, and posting signage at each site alerting residents to these closures.
“I know this change will be hard on kids and families in our communities, but I can’t emphasize how important taking these proactive measures is in helping protect our community,” said Boise Mayor Lauren McLean. “If more drastic actions are required at certain park locations because residents are not practicing safe distancing or remaining off equipment, I’m prepared to recommend further action up to and including park closures.”
While parks, reserves and trails remain open at this time, visitors should always practice proper hygiene and observe the CDC’s minimum social distancing recommendation of six feet between people to prevent the spread of the virus.
For the latest information from the City of Boise on COVID-19, click here.