Napa County Public Health Officials have determined that playgrounds in Napa may be opened to neighborhood residents, but we must all follow social distancing and good hygiene protocols. Over the next two weeks, ours Parks team will be working diligently to get our playgrounds ready for use again. The playground equipment will be cleaned to remove dust and ash that has settled over our parks due to the lingering wildfire smoke. We hope to have our playgrounds ready for use once again by Friday, October 2nd.
Please note that equipment will not be sanitized, as this is impractical to do for all 33 of our playgrounds. Also, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised spraying disinfectant on playground equipment in parks is not believed to be an efficient use of disinfectant supplies and has not been proven to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to the public. Good hygiene practices are an area of personal responsibility, and we are confident our families will use the playgrounds safely.
When visiting our playgrounds, please:
- SANTIZE OR WASH YOUR HANDS: Bring your hand sanitizer to use before, during, and after play. Our restrooms are also open to allow for frequent hand washing.
- WEAR A MASK: Wear your face coverings when other households are present, and parents/guardians should distance themselves by 6-feet from other adults.
- KEEP YOUR DISTANCE: Most importantly, please maintain distance with other park users. When you arrive, and it appears that there is not enough room to keep sufficient distance between you and other park users, please wait your turn or come back later. If you notice a group of families waiting their turn, please be gracious and limit your time at high use playgrounds to allow others a chance to play!