Hood River City Parks CLOSED during COVID-19 Pandemic
In order to promote social distancing and public health, the City of Hood River is closing its public facilities. The closures affect parks, public restrooms, and sports facilities (such as basketball or tennis courts).
Groups of people gathering in parks is a problem. Our community and the nation are in the midst of a public health emergency and people of all ages can be affected by COVID-19. For the sake of our healthcare workers and system, first responders, our most at-risk populations, and our loved ones, it is critical that everyone limit close contact with one another to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The public is strongly encouraged to maintain at least six feet of physical distance between persons and, where possible, avoid touching foreign objects and surfaces with one’s hands – consider using your elbow. Surfaces may include handrails, water fountains, doorknobs, crosswalk buttons. Where contact cannot be avoided, do not touch one’s face until able to wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
The City’s closures mirror restrictions required under Governor Brown’s order 20-12. Please be safe and check in on nearby neighbors living alone by phone or text message to see if they are okay or need anything.
The City is maintaining all operations and services, following social distancing and hygiene guidelines. Essential services are our highest priority. The City encourages all residents to visit GETREADYGORGE.COM for up-to-date facts on COVID-19 and to avoid misinformation.
LIST OF CITY FACILITIES CLOSED – Waterfront Park, Jackson Park, Children’s Park, Tsuruta Tennis Courts, Collins Field and neighborhood parks.