Notice Regarding Thompson Public Playgrounds

Notice Regarding Thompson Playgrounds

In an effort to keep our community safe and ensure access to our public parks, effective Tuesday March 24th, 2020, all public parks are closed to group activities. Please adhere to the social distancing guidance laid out by the CDC. The Town is taking action to immediately help mitigate risk within our parks and greenspaces. At this time if you need to be outside, the Recreation Department is encouraging you to limit all group activities.

In an effort to limit group activities the following temporary actions are being taken:

• Basketball rims are being removed from backboards,

• Swings are being removed from town parks

• We are strongly discouraging the use of playgrounds. Town playgrounds are not disinfected and are therefore a potential risk for infection. If your family does use a town playground, follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene— wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc

Our parks and hiking trails throughout the community are still open to the public for passive recreation including, walking, hiking, biking on permitted trails, or activities which allow for individual participation and/or social distancing.

Parents/Guardians: We are all in this together and we need to work together to ensure the safety of our community. Your help is needed to communicate this information to your children and be mindful where, when, and whom they are playing with.