Bainbridge park district extends closure for facilities, sports fields and activities

  • Friday, March 20, 2020 2:45pm
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The Bainbridge park district said it is extending its closure of all activities, facilities, and sports fields until April 27.

“With the continued health crisis in our area, it is in the best interest of the agency and our community to remain closed,” the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District said in an announcement Friday.

Summer registration has also been postponed until further notice for programs and events.

The closure had been previously planned from March 14 through March 31.

“The recommendations from the state governor’s office, Kitsap Public Health District, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suggest using the closure for proper social distancing and to give our staff and community time to remain healthy. The park district is also doing its part to support all other public agencies and keep our workforce employed,” the announcement said.

Refunds will be issued for programs and events that have been canceled, the district said, and refunds will be issued as a credit. Those who want a refund via check or credit card should contact the Park District.

Officials said Bainbridge parks will remain open to the public.

People should not use parks or trails if they have symptoms of an illness, and park visitors should be prepared for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains. Visitors should also follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the size of social gatherings, and observe the CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times.

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