The City of Washougal Parks Department is responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency and related federal, state and city directives in order to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the community and our staff. To ensure the safety of our citizens the City of Washougal has closed playgrounds, restrooms, docks, sports courts/fields, and picnic shelters until at least May 4th. The City will continue to work with Clark County Public Health to evaluate our options beyond this timeline. The closure coincides with the extension of Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy,” order.
During this time please continue to exercise and spend time outdoors. Please note parks and trails should always be limited to current social distancing of six feet or more between people from different households.
In order to meet public health recommendations for protecting citizens and employees, parks maintenance crews have been split and are working every-other-week shifts. During this time, the City’s park will be mowed less frequently and other routine tasks will be deferred.
Please continue to practice social distancing:
- Follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to parks and trails. Wash your hand, carry hand sanitizer, do not visit public space if you have symptoms, and cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
- Observe at all times CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, bike or hike.
- Bring a suitable trash bag. Leave no trash, take everything out to protect city works.
For information on the status Clark County parks within Washougal, please visit https://www.clark.wa.gov/covid19.
For information about the City of Washougal’s response to COVID-19, please visit http://cityofwashougal.us/COVID19.
The City will continue to monitor newly released information to determine additional modifications as needed and would like to thank the public for its patience and understanding.
Interim Deputy Director of Public Works