King County parks are partly reopening today. The emphasis is for people to keep moving in the parks and on the trails. No congregating or group activities. One important thing is that restrooms will remain closed, so if you tend to get surprise emergencies due to medication or health issues you may want to hold off until toilets are available again.
The list of what is and isn’t open is complicated, so I’m just providing a link to the list on the King County website. That way you can check to see if your preferred activity is open.
Starting Friday, May 8th the handicapped parking spaces at Lincoln, Seward, Green Lake, and Magnuson Parks will be available to those with state placards or license plates. This is important because the parks have been completely inaccessible for people who require close parking because of physical limits. Hopefully the list will be expanded soon.
All regular parking is still closed at these parks and anyone without a handicapped parking pass must either walk or bike to them.
Governor Inslee and his health advisors have been working hard at formulating a plan for reopening the state using a phased approach. The idea is to restart activities and businesses that carry low risk as soon as possible, and then stagger subsequent reopenings based on the best advice from disease experts.
Starting on May 5th several options will be available to state residents for enjoying the outdoors that have been shut down for the last month or more.
Thursday afternoon the City of Seattle announced that the major city parks will be completely closed this weekend. The closure begins Friday, April 10th at 11 pm. The parks will open again Monday, April 13th at 4:30 am.