Changes at Queen Creek parks to help slow spread of COVID-19

Visitors are advised to use caution: Parks are not being sanitized due to a lack of supplies

Posted 4/1/20

In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Queen Creek is implementing a number of changes at Desert Mountain Park, Founders’ Park and Mansel Carter Oasis Park. Beginning …

To Our Valued Readers –

Visitors to our website will be limited to five stories per month unless they opt to subscribe.

For $5.99, less than 20 cents a day, subscribers will receive unlimited access to the website, including access to our Daily Independent e-edition, which features Arizona-specific journalism and items you can’t find in our community print products, such as weather reports, comics, crossword puzzles, advice columns and so much more six days a week.

Our commitment to balanced, fair reporting and local coverage provides insight and perspective not found anywhere else.

Your financial commitment will help to preserve the kind of honest journalism produced by our reporters and editors. We trust you agree that independent journalism is an essential component of our democracy. Please click here to subscribe.

Sincerely,
Charlene Bisson, Publisher, Independent Newsmedia

Please log in to continue

Log in
I am anchor

Changes at Queen Creek parks to help slow spread of COVID-19

Visitors are advised to use caution: Parks are not being sanitized due to a lack of supplies

Posted

In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Queen Creek is implementing a number of changes at Desert Mountain Park, Founders’ Park and Mansel Carter Oasis Park. Playgrounds, skate parks and restrooms will be closed, beginning Friday, April 3.

The restrooms at the community arena at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre will also be closed. Both splash pads were previously closed, according to a release.

While the parks remain open, visitors are advised to comply with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order to stay home, stay healthy, stay connected and ask that anyone still using the parks follow the recommendations from the CDC to help slow the spread (no groups of 10+ and maintain at least 6 feet distance) and wash hands frequently.

Additionally, visitors are advised to use caution, as the parks are not being sanitized due to a lack of supplies. The demand for cleaning and sanitation supplies for hospitals across the nation has decreased the availability of supplies for other organizations, including municipalities, the release states.

The town is encouraging residents to stay active and connected by providing daily programming on the Queen Creek Parks and Recreation Facebook page, as well as showcasing residents being “QC Neighborly” on several town social media sites.

For the latest information about steps the town is taking to reduce the spread of COVID-19, go to QueenCreek.org/COVID-19.

For information related to COVID-19 in Arizona, go to AZDHS' website, AZDHS.gov/COVID-19. For the latest recommendations from the CDC, go to CDC.gov/COVID-19.

Comments