KIRKLAND — Seniors and those at high risk of contracting COVID-19 will have priority use at five Kirkland Parks every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. now through Labor Day.

The parks involved are Juanita Bay, 132nd Square Park, Everest Park, Edith Moulton Park and Spinney Homestead Park.

The priority hours are intended to create an opportunity for those particularly susceptible to the effects of COVID-19 to participate in important outdoor activities during this challenging time.

“We are all experiencing the additional stress of living in such challenging times, and we know that being outdoors is very beneficial to maintaining good mental and physical health,” said Kirkland councilmember Kelli Curtis. “Setting aside these special hours for our most vulnerable populations is one thing we can do to help make sure that all of our community members feel comfortable getting outside and staying active.”

Signage will be posted at the applicable parks asking community members to respect the priority hours for seniors and those in high-risk categories.

For more information on the efforts, Kirkland Parks and Community Services are taking to keep our community safe and active during the pandemic visit kirklandwa.gov/PlayItSafe.

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