Yesterday Seattle Parks & Rec announced additional parking lot closures at popular Seattle parks because too many people are crowding too closely together.
They are encouraging people to take walks or throw a ball around at parks closer to home rather than heading for the big attractions.
Also, keep at least six feet of space between you and all others, including family members or roommates you are sheltering at home with. You know the person you are hiking a trail with lives with you, but observers can’t tell. When the police and parks department staff see people clumped together it raises alarms and prompts further drastic actions.
Before I list the parks, some reminders:
– All picnic areas, playgrounds, and sports courts are closed.
– All beaches (lake and sound) are closed to gatherings of any size. If you are on a beach with household members stay spread out.
– Most parks open early (usually 4:30 or 6:00 am). If you can, visit parks soon after they open when fewer people are around.
The following parking lots are now closed. The parks themselves remain open, but you have to walk or bicycle to get there.
All parking lots along Lake Washington Boulevard
Washington Park Arboretum
Stan Sayers Park (boat ramp also closed)
West Seattle Stadium
These lot closures are in addition to the closures I previously posted about.
Also noteworthy: Rattlesnake Lake Rec Area and Rattlesnake Ledge Trail are now closed.