Port St. Lucie reopens playgrounds

JUNE 1, 2020 | 10 A.M. | PORT ST. LUCIE–The city removed the barriers to the 20 city playgrounds over the weekend.

While playgrounds can offer health benefits, it is important that everyone follows the steps below to protect our community from COVID-19:

  • All playgrounds have limited access to 10 people or fewer
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others (“social distancing”)
  • If one playground is crowded, explore a new playground
  • Continue to follow good hygiene practices and have kids avoid touching their eyes, nose or mouth

All the playground structures will be cleaned and disinfected. The playground structures will be clean and disinfect once per week. If staff encounters larger than normal usage during the week, city employees will provide an additional cleaning service and disinfect to the playground for added protection.

The city does not recommend parents bring household cleaning supplies to clean or disinfect the playgrounds, as it could inadvertently expose others to potentially unapproved chemicals or potential subsequent damage to city equipment.

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