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City Re-Opens Playgrounds on Father’s Day Weekend with COVID-Safe Practices in Place

Regular cleaning and clear guidance on playing safe at City playgrounds

This Father’s Day weekend, the City of Albuquerque is opening playgrounds following months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each playground will be posted with signs reminding users to observe COVID-safe practices, wear masks, keep their distance from one another, and wash hands or use hand sanitizer regularly.

Mayor Keller said, “Our parks and playgrounds are nationally recognized for quality and accessibility, and they are a space where families and communities from all walks of life can play and enjoy time together. This Father’s Day we’re pleased to be able to welcome folks back to our playgrounds in a safe and careful way.”

Parks workers will sanitize all playgrounds and high-touch areas like benches and picnic tables on a weekly basis.

David Simon, Director of Parks and Recreation, said, “We know our playgrounds are a favorite family spot for outdoor fun, so we’re excited to see them start to re-open along with the rest of our city. To help us keep them open, we’re reminding everyone to stay safe while you play, wear masks, and keep your distance to at least six feet.”