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OKC Parks rec centers, Martin Park visitors center to close through April 12 during COVID-19 pandemic
One of our key values at OKC Parks is bringing our community together. As the situation develops constantly, parks staff made the difficult decision to temporarily close these facilities to follow public health guidance to restrict gatherings of 10 or more people.
OKC Parks senior centers are already closed and will remain closed until at least April 12.
Other public OKC Parks facilities, including Martin Park Nature Center's outdoor grounds, Will Rogers Gardens, and neighborhood parks and playgrounds, remain open. We will issue more updates if the fast-changing situation evolves again, and post them to covid19.okc.gov. We know we’ll overcome this challenge as a community.
Public health officials are still learning more about how COVID-19 spreads. A recent federal study suggests its possible people could become infected after touching contaminated objects. OKC Parks will closely follow the latest guidance from local, state and national public health officials regarding parks and playgrounds.
Right now, public health officials have offered no specific guidance for parks beyond basic social distancing practices like avoiding gatherings of 10 or more people, staying about 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often with soap and water (or using sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water aren’t available.
For more details on using park spaces during the pandemic, read this March 18 blog from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).
Go to covid19.okc.gov for the latest local information on the COVID-19 pandemic.
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